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[53] I am aware also that historical and poetical themes are often set for the sake of practice, such as Priam's speech to [p. 507] Achilles or Sulla's address to the people on his resignation of the dictatorship. But these will fall under one or other of the three classes into which I have divided causes. For entreaty, statement, and argument, with other themes already mentioned, are all of frequent occurrence in forensic, deliberative or demonstrative subjects, according as circumstances demand,

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