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[33] Nor is expediency compared merely with inexpediency. At times we have to choose between two advantageous courses after comparison of their respective advantages. The problem may be still more complicated, as for instance when Pompey deliberated whether to go to Parthia, Africa or Egypt.1 In such a case the enquiry is not which of [p. 497] two courses is better or worse, but which of three or more.

1 After his defeat at Pharsalus.

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