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χρόνοι—τῷ μὲν συμβουλεύοντι ὁ μέλλων] I have already pointed out, Introd. p. 120, that Demosthenes adds τὸ παρόν, ‘present time’, to the ‘future’ of Aristotle, as characteristic of the deliberative branch of Rhetoric; and Aristotle himself, in two subsequent passages of this treatise, I 6 § 1, and 8 § 7. κυριώτατος] On κύριος, in its secondary and metaphorical application, see note on I 11 § 4. The kind of ‘authority’ which this ‘present time’ is here said to carry with it in the epideictic branch is, that it has of all the three the best right to be there; that it is most ‘proper’ or appropriate in that place. It has here very much the same sense as in the phrases κυρία ἡμέρα, κυρία ἐκκλησία, a day or assembly which has a special authority, as ‘fixed’ and ‘appointed’ for a certain purpose; opposed to all ordinary days, and irregular assemblies, which are σύγκλητοι, called together at a moment's notice on special emergencies. τὰ γενόμενα—τὰ μέλλοντα] The accusatives are here attracted by the participles, instead of following the principal verb in the dative. προεικάζοντες] ‘with, in the way of, an anticipatory guess or presentiment’, of future honours and distinctions of the subject of the encomium.
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