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[6] But in proportion as anyone endeavors to make of Dialectic or Rhetoric, not what they are, faculties, but sciences, to that extent he will, without knowing it, destroy their real nature, in thus altering their character, by crossing over into the domain of sciences1, whose subjects are certain definite things, not merely words.

1 Taking εἰς ἐπιστήμας with μεταβαίνειν. If taken with ἐπισκευάζων, the sense will be: “by changing his ground ( μεταβαίνειν being used absolutely) while altering their characters from faculties to sciences.”

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