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[4] But what problem is involved by the praise of Jupiter Capitolinus, a stock theme of the sacred Capitoline contest,1 which is undoubtedly treated in regular rhetorical form? [p. 467]

However, just as panegyric applied to practical matters requires proof, so too a certain semblance of proof is at times required by speeches composed entirely for display.

1 The quinquennial contest in honour of Jupiter Capitolinus, founded by Domitian in 86.

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