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ยง 1. ex conseqnentibus. If S is M, it is P; S is not P; therefore S is not M (a Destructive syllogism). The argument is: [If Caesar's cause were not superior the gods would not support it;] the gods have supported Caesar's cause; therefore our cause is superior. The Major is omitted, thereby converting the syllogism into an enthymeme. The conclusion is stated, though it does not follow the premise, as it should formally.

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