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[13] There is all the less reason, since I have already shown in the first book1 that philosophers only usurped this department of knowledge after it had been abandoned by the orators: it was always the peculiar property of rhetoric and the philosophers are really trespassers. Finally, since the discussion of whatever is brought before it is the task of dialectic, which is really a concise form of oratory, why should not this task be regarded as also being the appropriate material for continuous oratory?

[p. 363] There is a further objection made by certain critics, who say “Well then, ”

1 Pref. § 10 sqq.

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