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[78] So too I feel clear that we should rank as consequential arguments those derived from facts which lend each other mutual support and are by some regarded as forming a separate kind of argument, which they1 call ἐκ τῶν πρὸς ἄλληλα, arguments from things mutually related, while Cicero2 styles them arguments drawn from things to which the same line of reasoning applies; take the following example3: “If it is honourable for the Rhodians to let out their harbour dues, it is honourable likewise for Hermocreon to take the contract,” or “What it is honourable to learn, it is also honourable to teach.” Such also is the fine sentence of Domitius Afer,

1 Ar. Rhet. II. xxiii. 3.

2 de Inv. I. xxx. 46.

3 ib. 47.

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