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‘Of these the one is the statement of the case (the setting forth of all its circumstances, as a foundation for judgment and argument), the other the (rhetorical) arguments in support of it, just as if the division were (the dialectical one) the problem (alternative question proposed or stated) and its demonstration’. πρόθεσις, propositio: Rhet. ad Al. c. 29 (30). 2, προεκτιθέναι τὸ πρᾶγμα. Ib. § 21, τὴν πρόθεσιν ἐν ἀρχῇ ἐκθήσομεν. c. 35 (36). I, φροιμιαστέον...πρῶτον προθεμένους τὰς προθέσεις: πίστις confirmatio. “πρόβλημα διαλεκτικὸν θεώρημα, Top. A 11, 104 b 1, quod in disputando quaestione bipartita efferri solebat, ex. gr. voluptas estne expetenda, annon? mundus estne aeternus, annon?” Trendelenburg, El. Log. Ar. § 42, p. 118.
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