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ἀλλὰ καὶ τοῖς τοὺς πολ. λόγ. ὑπισχ.] Isocr. now turns from the ‘Eristics’ to the second class of σοφισταί whom he censures. πολιτικοὶ λόγοι meant properly Deliberative or Forensic Rhetoric: see Attic Orators, I. 90. Isocr. would limit the name to what he regards as the properly ‘political’ themes: forensic speeches are in his view merely sham πολιτικοί. Cp. below, § 20, and introd. ἀναισθήτως — παραλιπεῖν ‘So stupid are they, and so dull do they conceive others to be, that, although they compose worse than some amateurs extemporise, they yet promise to make their pupils such consummate speakers that they shall miss not one of the topics which their subjects afford’. ὥστε μηδὲν παραλιπεῖν: as if they said, οὐδὲν ἂν παραλίποιτε.
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