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[2] Now, since each kind of Rhetoric, as was said,1 has its own special end, and in regard to all of them we have gathered popular opinions and premises whence men derive their proofs in deliberative, epideictic, and judicial speeches,2 and, further, we have determined3 the special rules according to which it is possible to make our speeches ethical, it only remains to discuss the topics common to the three kinds of rhetoric.

1 Book 1.3.

2 Book 1.4-8.

3 Book 1.9, 10-15.

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