In all these cases the syllogism rests on the letter of
the law as well: for the accuser urges that the
provisions of the law are precise. He will say,
“I demand that the priestess who has broken
her vows be cast down: it is the law,” or “The
ravished woman demands the exercise of the
choice permitted her by law,” or “Wool grows on
sheep,” and so on.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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