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‘In the epideictic branch, in its ordinary topic, amplification is mostly employed in shewing that things are fair (fine) or useful’— the other, μείωσις, ‘detraction’ employed in censure, is omitted as less usual—‘the facts must be taken on trust: declaimers seldom adduce proofs of these; only when they seem incredible, or some one else has got the credit of them (been charged with them; made responsible for them)’. Bekker and Spengel have both adopted ἄλλως without manuscript authority, from a conjecture of the former in his 4to ed. I think they must have overlooked the natural interpretation of ἄλλος given in the translation. πιστεύεσθαι belongs to the family of irregular passives, of which an account, and a list, are given in Appendix (B) [Vol. 1 p. 297].
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