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gives a summary of the contents of the first division of the analysis of the three kinds of Rhetoric, the deliberative. ‘We have treated of the general objects of the public speaker's aims and efforts, viz. of what is good or expedient in itself, and in relation to something else; and the topics from which arguments may be drawn on these subjects (in cc. 4—7); and we have further pointed out the channels and modes (διὰ τίνων καὶ πῶς) by which we may supply ourselves with materials for the treatment of the characters and institutions of the various forms of government; but only so far as was (commensurate with) suitable to the present occasion, because (γάρ) exact detail (is not required here, and) is to be found (if required) in the Politics’.

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