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The commencement of this section is repeated and dwelt upon at the beginning of c. 18, where, after the parenthetical account of the πάθη and the six special ἤθη, a break occurs, the subsequent contents of the work are enumerated in their order, and the logical part of Rhetoric resumed.

On the extension of the signification of κρίνειν, κρίσις, κριτής, to include decisions or judgments of all kinds, moral, political, (as in deciding upon a course of policy to be pursued), literary, (criticism, in matters of taste, works of art, written compositions, and such like), as well as the ordinary application of it to the judicial decisions of the judges in a court of law, compare I 1. 7, p. 10, and Introd. p. 137, note 1.

ἀποδεικτικός] ‘demonstrative’, improperly applied to rhetorical proof. See note on I 1. 11, p. 19.

τὸν κριτὴν κατασκευάζειν] (or the audience in general) Quint. V 12. 9, probationes quas παθητικάς vocant, ductas ex affectibus. There is a sort of ζεῦγμα in the application of κατασκευάζειν to αὑτὸν ποιόν τινα, and again to τὸν κριτήν. In both cases it means ‘to establish’ or ‘constitute’, but is applied in two slightly different senses; in the first it is to make himself out to be, to establish a certain character in and by the speech, and in the other to establish a certain feeling or disposition in the minds of the judges.

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