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ἡδἰω μὲν ἂν—Demosthenes, in the 3rd Olynthiac, says that the old orators, Aristides, Pericles, Nicias, used to speak the truth, not try to please. So Thuc. says of Pericles. Cf. Livy 22.38 contio verior quam gratior.

ἤν τι . . . μὴshould the event fail to correspond with the pleasant antieipation aroused in you by the evil habit some orators have of speaking πρὸς χάριν, πρὸς ἡδονήν. 24

ἀσφαλέστερον—strikes the key-note of Nicias' policy.

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