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[5] Again Gorgias,1in the dialogue of Plato that takes its title from his name, says practically the same thing, but Plato intends it to be taken as the opinion of Gorgias, not as his own. Cicero2 in more than one passage defined the duty of an orator as “speaking in a persuasive manner.”

1 Gorg. 453 A.

2 de Inv. I. v. 6, de Or. I. xxxi. 138

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