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[15] A different form of fictitious question is to be found in the pro Caelio. “Some one will say, 'Is this your moral discipline? Is this the training you would give young men?'” with the whole passage that follows. Then comes his reply, “Gentlemen, if there were any man with such vigour of mind, with such innate virtue and self-control, etc.”1 A different method is to ask a question and not to wait for a reply, but to subjoin the reply at once yourself. For example, “Had you no house? Yes, you had one. Had you money and to spare? No, you were in actual want.”2 This is a figure which some call suggestion.

1 xvii. 39 sqq. The passage concludes, “I should consider such an one the possessor of qualities which I can only call worthy of a god.”

2 Orat. lxvii. 223.

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