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[12] And yet Apollodorus is not very far off this definition when he asserts that the first and all-important task of forensic oratory is to persuade the judge and lead his mind to the conclusions desired by the speaker. For [p. 307] even Apollodorus makes the orator the sport of fortune by refusing him leave to retain his title if he fails to persuade.

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