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[7] From what has been said it is evident that the orator must first have in readiness the propositions on these three subjects.1 Now, necessary signs, probabilities, and signs are the propositions of the rhetorician; for the syllogism universally2 consists of propositions, and the enthymeme is a syllogism composed of the propositions above mentioned.

1 The expedient, the just, the honorable, and their contraries.

2 ὅλως: or, reading ὅλος, “the syllogism as a whole.”

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