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[48] With regard to accidental circumstances, which also provide matter for arguments, these clearly belong to subsequent time, but are distinguished by a certain special quality, as for instance if I should say, “Scipio was a better general than Hannibal, for he conquered Hannibal”;“He was a good pilot, for he was never shipwrecked”; “He was a good farmer, for he gathered in huge harvests”; or referring to bad qualities, “He was a prodigal, for he squandered his patrimony”; “His life was disgraceful, for he was hated by all.”

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