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[35] The fact that there is so much for which we must have recourse to the study of the philosophers is the fault of orators who have abandoned1 to them the fullest portion of their own task. The Stoics more especially discourse and argue with great keenness on what is just, honourable, expedient and the reverse, as well as on the problems of theology, while the Socratics give the future orator a first-rate preparation for forensic debates and the examination of witnesses.

1 cp. I Pref. 11.

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