The rule that we should descend from the
common to the particular is much the same, since
what is common is usually general. For example,
“He killed a tyrant” is common, while “A tyrant
was killed by his son, by a woman or by his wife”
are all particular.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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