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[17] Apollodorus defines a cause in the following terms (I quote the translation of his pupil Valgius):—“A cause is a matter which in all its parts bears on the question at issue,” or again “a cause is a matter of which the question in dispute is the object.” He then defines a matter in the following terms:— " A matter is a combination of persons, circumstances of place and time, motives, means, incidents, acts, instruments, speeches, the letter and the spirit of the law.

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