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[109] For we must state our facts like advocates, not witnesses. A statement in its simplest form will run as follows, “Quintus Ligarius went out as legate to C. Considius.” But how will Cicero1 put it ? “Quintus Ligarius,” he says, “set out for Africa as legate to Gaius Considius at a time when there was no thought of war.” And again elsewhere2

1 pro Lig. i. 2.

2 ib. ii. 4.

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