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[10] I say nothing of Protagoras, who held that oratory was to be divided only into the following heads: question and answer, command and entreaty, or as he calls it εὐχωλή. Plato in his Sophist1 in addition to public and forensic oratory introduces a third kind which he styles προσομιλητική, which I will permit myself to translate by “conversational.” This is distinct from forensic oratory and is adapted for private discussions, and we may regard it as identical with dialectic.

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