But the shorter method, which for that
very reason is also by far the most lucid, will not
fatigue the learner by leading him through a maze of
detail, nor destroy the coherence of his eloquence by
breaking it up into a number of minute departments.
For he who has a clear view of the main issue of a dispute, and divines the aims which his own side and his
opponents intend to follow and the means they intend
to employ (and it is to the intentions of his own side
that he must pay special attention), will without a
doubt be in possession of a knowledge of all the points
which I have discussed above.