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[64] But I cannot bear to be thought guilty of concealment of the truth as regards any portion of my views, more especially in a work designed for the profit of young men of sound disposition. For Hippocrates,1 the great physician, in my opinion took the most honourable course in acknowledging some of [p. 443] his errors to prevent those who came after from being led astray, while Cicero had no hesitation about condemning some of his earlier works in books which he published later: I refer to his condemnation of his Lucullus and Catulus2 and the books3 on rhetoric which I have already mentioned.

1 Epidem V. 14.

2 The two books of the first edition of the Academica.

3 i.e. the Rhetorica, better known as de Inventione.

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