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[16] On the other hand in certain cases it will be sufficient merely to allude to the parallel, as Cicero does in the same speech1: “For neither the famous Servilius Ahala nor Publius Nasica nor Lucius Opimius nor the Senate during my consulship could be cleared of serious guilt, if it were a crime to put wicked men to death.” Such parallels will be adduced at greater or less length according as they are familiar or as the interests or adornment of our case may demand.

1 ib. iii. 8.

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