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2. Peroration: §§ 81 — 96.

τεκμηρίων...σημείοις Arist.'s distinction between the conclusive τεκμήριον and the fallible σημεῖον is not clearly drawn by earlier writers, though τεκμήριον often=‘a proof’. Antiphon, frag. XXIII. 2 (Sauppe), τὰ παρῳχημένα σημείοις πιστῶσαι τὰ δὲ μέλλοντα τεκμηρίοις, — where σημεῖα=indications furnished by facts, τεκμήρια=grounds of conjecture: and so Andoc. De Pace § 2, περὶ τῶν μελλόντων. Here, however, τεκμήρια are rather positive proofs: σημεῖα, signs.

τοὺς κινδύνους ‘their appointed dangers’.

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