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[2] It may on the other hand be drawn from incompatibles, in which case the proof will be much stronger; indeed some restrict the title of enthymeme1 to this form of argument. The following passage from the pro Milone2 of Cicero will provide a parallel: “You are then sitting there to avenge the death of a man whom you would refuse to restore to life, even if you thought it within your power to do so.”

1 cp. v. x. 2.

2 xxix. 79. The death is that of Clodius.

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