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[2] especially if they wish to have the advantage over their adversaries.1 No, I left all these to others and devoted my own efforts to giving advice on the true interests of Athens and of the rest of the Hellenes,2 writing in a style rich in many telling points, in contrasted and balanced phrases not a few,3 and in the other figures of speech which give brilliance to oratory4 and compel the approbation and applause of the audience.

1 Isocrates despised this kind of writing. See General Introduction.

2 See General Introduction.

3 The Gorgian figures, antithesis and parisosis, which Dionysius of Halicarnassus complained (Dion. Hal. Isoc. 14) were excessively used in the Isoc. 4.71-81.

4 See General Introduction.

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