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‘If you tender the oath, (you argue) that to entrust the case to the decision of heaven is an act of piety; and that (your opponent) ought to require no other judges than himself; and therefore (lit. you say this because, γάρ) you offer him the decision of the matter’. Comp. Quint. V 6. 4, At is qui defert alioqui agere modeste videtur quum litis adversarium iudicem faciat, et eum cuius cognitio est onere liberat, qui profecto alieno iureiurando stari quam suo mavult. Victorius thinks that this is borrowed from Aristotle.

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