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[24] Theses on the other hand are concerned with the comparison of things and involve questions such as “Which is preferable, town or country life?” or “Which deserves the greatest praise, the lawyer or the soldier?” These provide the most attractive and copious practice in the art of speaking, and are most useful whether we have an eye to the duties of deliberative oratory or the arguments of the courts. For instance Cicero in his pro Murena1 deals very fully with the second of the two problems mentioned above.

1 Pro Mur. ix. 21 sqq.

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