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[15] It will however as a rule be expedient for the prosecution to employ massed arguments, and for the accused to refute them in detail.

We must, however, also consider the manner in which we should refute the arguments of our opponent. If his statements be obviously false, it will be sufficient to deny them. This is done by Cicero in the pro Cluentio,1 where he denies that the man alleged by the accuser to have fallen dead on the spot after drinking the contents of the cup, died on the same day.

1 lx. 168.

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