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‘The simile is useful also in prose, but seldom (to be employed), since it has a poetical character. They must be used like metaphors (the same rules must be observed in the use of them as of metaphors); in fact they are metaphors, only with the difference already stated’.

οἰστέαι] φέρειν for λέγειν or χρῆσθαι is commonly applied in Arist. to any topic, example, argument, or anything else that is to be ‘brought forward’. Supra c. 2. 10, 13, infra c. 6. 7, also II 22. 16, 17. Top. Θ I, 153 a 14, et passim. Isocr. Areopag. § 6.

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