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[92] The number of examples of these arguments which I might quote is likewise infinite, but I will only deal with a very few. As an example of argument from something greater take the following example from the pro Caecina1 “Shall we suppose that that which alarms whole armies caused no alarm to a peaceful company of lawyers?” As an instance of argument from something easier, take this passage [p. 253] from the speech against Clodius and Curio:2 “Consider whether it would have been easy for you to secure the praetorship, when he in whose favour you withdrew failed to secure election?”

1 XV. 43.

2 A lost speech of Cicero to which reference is made in III. vii. 2.

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