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[38] Consequently when we come across denunciations such as that directed against Rullus for the obscurity of his language,1 or against Piso for his utter incapacity as a speaker,2 or against Antony3 for his lack of taste and his complete ignorance both of words and things, we shall give then our sanction as reasonable concessions to passion and just resentment, and as useful in stirring up hatred against those whom it is desired to render unpopular.

1 de Leq. Agr. II. v. 13.

2 in Pis. i. 30, etc.

3 Phil. ii. 4, iii, 4, xiii. 19, etc.

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