On the other hand, the
accused will always begin by denying the act, since
if this can be successfully proved, there is no need
to say anything more, while if it is not proved, there
remain other means of defence.
Similarly, when the dispute turns solely on the act
and, the act being proved, there can be no doubt as
to the author, arguments may be drawn in like
manner both from the person and the facts, although
with reference to the question of fact alone.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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