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[15] For it is they that flaunt their weakness under the name of health, in defiance of the actual truth, and because they cannot endure the dazzling rays of the sun of eloquence, hide themselves beneath the shadow of a mighty name.1 However, as Cicero himself answered them at length and in a number of [p. 459] passages, it will be safer for me to be brief in my treatment of this topic.

1 I.e. Attic.

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