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[2] Now the hearer must necessarily be either a mere spectator or a judge, and a judge either of things past or of things to come.1 For instance, a member of the general assembly is a judge of things to come; the dicast, of things past; the mere spectator, of the ability of the speaker.

1 All three kinds of hearers are regarded as judges (the mere spectator as a “critic”), although strictly κριτής should be limited to the law courts.

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