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[7] Let us then take an example from Cicero1 of the epicheireme consisting of five parts. “Those things which are controlled by reason are better governed than those which are not.” This they call the first part and consider that it requires to be established by various reasons and a copious display of eloquence. Personally I hold that the whole of this together with its reason forms but one part. Otherwise, if the reason is to be treated as a separate part and if there are a variety of reasons, this will involve an addition to the number of parts. Next he produces the minor premise:

1 de Inv. 3. xxxiv. 58.

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