The reader must not, however, jump to the conclusion that all that was uttered by the best authors is
necessarily perfect. At times they lapse and stagger
beneath the weight of their task, indulge their bent
or relax their efforts. Sometimes, again, they give
the impression of weariness: for example, Cicero1
thinks that Demosthenes sometimes nods, and Horace2
says the same of Homer himself.
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