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The enstasis may be made more probable in two ways, either by the consideration of the time, (as an alibi for instance, shewing that at the time alleged the accused was elsewhere, see II 23. 6, the topic of time: this use of the topic may be added to that which is illustrated there,) or the circumstances of the case; or most conclusively (authoritatively, cogently, weightily), by both: for in proportion to the multiplication of events or circumstances similar to your own case as you represent it, is the degree of its probability’. If I am right in the interpretation of τῷ χρόνῳ—see Introd. p. 274—τὰ πλεονάκις refers to τοῖς πράγμασιν, ‘facts and circumstances’, alone. If ‘the time’ meant ‘the number of recurring times’, it would surely be τοῖς χρόνοις, not τῷ χρόνῳ.

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