In epideictic speeches, amplification is
employed, as a rule, to prove that things are honorable or useful; for the facts
must be taken on trust, since proofs of these are rarely given, and only if they
are incredible or the responsibility is attributed to another.1
1 Or, reading ἄλλως, “if there is some other
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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