The legal questions were according to
Hermagoras of five kinds. First the letter of the
law and its intention; the names which he gives to
these are κατὰῥητόν and ὑπεξαίρεσις, that is to say
the letter of the law and the exceptions thereto: the
first of these classes is found in all writers, but the
term exception is less in use. The number is
completed by the ratiocinative basis and those
dealing with ambiguity and contradictory laws.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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