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[2] Still a feeble attempt has been made by certain Greeks and by Cicero in his de Oratore,1 to prove that there are not merely more than three, but that the number of kinds is almost past calculation: and this view has almost been thrust down our throats by the greatest authority2 of our own times.

1 de Or. ii. 10 sq.

2 Unknown. Perhaps the elder Pliny.

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