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[25] It appears to me, therefore, that where necessity exists, there is no room for deliberation, any more than where it is clear that a thing is [p. 493] not feasible. For deliberation is always concerned with questions where some doubt exists. Those therefore are wiser who make the third consideration for deliberative oratory to be τὸ δυνατόν or “possibility” as we translate it; the translation may seem clumsy, but it is the only word available.

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