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[2] Nor is it without good reason that arrangement is treated as the second of the five departments of oratory,1 since without it the first is useless. For the fact that all the limbs of a statue have been cast does not make it a statue: they must be put together; and if you were to interchange some one portion of our bodies or of those of other animals with another, although the body would be in possession of all the same members [p. 5] as before, you would none the less have produced a monster. Again even a slight dislocation will deprive a limb of its previous use and vigour, and disorder in the ranks will impede the movements of an army.

1 cp. vi. iv. 1. Invention, arrangement, style, memory, delivery.

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