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ἐκ τῶν περὶ τὰς ἀρετὰς διῃρημένων] ‘from the analysis of the virtues’, in I 9. περὶ εὐνοίας καὶ φιλίας, in II 4. ἐκ τῶν αὐτῶν γάρ κ.τ.λ.] κατασκευάζειν here again has the same double sense and application as before, § 2. It is to make oneself out, make to appear, in the speech; and to put others in such and such a frame of mind. Both of these can be done, he says, by the use of the same topics, namely those of I 9. The topics there applied to panegyric under the epideictic branch, can be here transferred to the representation of the speaker's own character in and by his speech.
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