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[60] But for these early efforts Cicero [p. 441] substituted his splendid de Oratore and therefore cannot be blamed for giving false instruction. I will now return to Hermagoras. He was the first rhetorician to teach that there was a basis concerned with competence, although the elements of this doctrine are found in Aristotle,1 without however any mention of the name.

1 Rhet. II. xv. 8.

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