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[3] The syllogistic basis, then, deduces from the letter of the law that which is uncertain; and since this conclusion is arrived at by reason, the basis is called ratiocinative.1 It may be subdivided into the following species of question. If it is right to do a thing once, is it right to do it often? Example: “A priestess found guilty of unchastity is thrown from the Tarpeian rock and survives. It is demanded that she shall be thrown down again.” If the law grants a privilege with reference to one thing, does it grant it with reference to a number? Example: “A man kills two tyrants together and claims two rewards.”

1 See in. vi. 43, 61.

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