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“ [49] ” Some things indeed may be omitted altogether from our marshalling of the facts, witness the following example from Cicero,1 “Fulcinius died; there are many circumstances which attended that event, but as they have little bearing on this case, I shall pass them by.” Division of our statement into its various heads is another method of avoiding tedium: for example, “I will tell you first what preceded this affair, then what occurred in its actual development, and finally you shall hear its sequel.”

1 pro Caec. iv. 11.

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