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[10] Nor is this to be wondered at, since the term is also in common use among artists; hence the Vergilian phrase A mighty argument.1 Again a work which deals with a number of different themes is called “rich in argument.” But the sense with which we are now concerned is that which provides proof Celsus indeed treats the terms, proof, indication, credibility, attempt, simply as different names for the same things, in which, to my thinking, he betrays a certain confusion of thought.

1 Aen. vii. 791, with Reference to the design on the shield of Turnus.

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