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[83] Arguments such as the following belong in the main to the hortative department of oratory:—“Virtue brings renown, therefore it should be pursued; but the pursuit of pleasure brings ill-repute, therefore it should be shunned.” But the warning that we should not necessarily search for the originating cause is just: an example of such error is provided by the speech of Medea1 beginning

1 The opening of Ennius' translation of the Medea of Euripides.

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