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[30] But even scholastic rhetoricians occasionally substitute a brief summary for the full statement of the facts. For what statement of the case can be made when a wife is accusing a jealous husband of maltreating her, or a father is indicting his son turned Cynic before the censors for indecent behaviour1? In both cases the charge can be sufficiently indicated by one word placed in any part of the speech. But enough of these points.

1 See Index, s. v. Cynicus.

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