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[6] but Cicero1 is more correct in calling it a reasoning, although he too seems to derive this name from the syllogism rather than anything else; for he calls the syllogistic basis2 a ratiocinative basis and quotes philosophers to support him. And since there is a certain kinship between a syllogism and an epicheireme, it may be thought that he was justified in his use of the latter term.

1 de Inv. . xxxi. 34.

2 See III. vi. 43, 46, 51.

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