I now turn to arguments, the name under
which we comprise the ἐνθυμήματα, ἐπιχειρήματα, and
ἀποδείξεις of the Greeks, terms which, in spite of
their difference, have much the same meaning. For
the epicheireme (which we translate by commentun or
commentatio, there being no alternative, though we
should be wiser to use the Greek name) has three
meanings: firstly it means anything conceived in
the mind (this is not however the sense of which
I am now speaking);
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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