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[51] These subtle teachers (for such they have persuaded themselves and others that they are) have laid it down that the παράδειγμα1 is best suited for actual speech and the ἐνθύμημα2 for writing. My own view is that there is absolutely no difference between writing well and speaking well, and that a written speech is merely a record of one that has actually been delivered. Consequently it must in my opinion possess every kind of merit, and note that I say merit, not fault. For I know that faults do sometimes meet with the approval of the uneducated.

1 Sec v. xi. 1. Parallels and especially historical ones.

2 See v. xiv. 1 sqq. A form of syllogism.

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