εὔπειστα has the best authority here, but is otherwise known only from Aristotle. In Eth. N. 7. 10 (p. 1151 b 10) “εὔπειστος, ὅταν τύχῃ, ἔσται ὁ ἐγκρατής”, it means, ‘easy to persuade,’ as opp. to “δύσπειστος”. But in another place ( “αριστ. περὶ ἀτόμων γραμμῶν”, p. 969 b 22), the words “εὔπειστον ὅτι ἀνάγκη κ.τ.λ.” mean, ‘it is easy to show,’ etc. As we can say, “πείθω τινά τι”, it is natural that “εὔπειστος” should be capable of both senses. Here εὔπειστα will be, ‘things of which it is easy to persuade the hearer.’ It has more point than εὔπιστα, since it implies the skill of the calumniator. Cp. fr. 786 “ταχεῖα πειθὼ τῶν κακῶν ὁδοιπορεῖ”.
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