To the conclusion of the
speech1 the most
appropriate style is that which has no connecting particles, in order that it
may be a peroration, but not an oration: “I have spoken; you have
heard; you know the facts; now give your decision.”2
1 Reading τελευτῇ, a conjecture of Victorius. With τελευτή, the sense will be: “as a
conclusion, the asyndectic style is appropriate.”
2 It is generally supposed that this example of a suitable
peroration is an echo of the conclusion of the speech of Lysias
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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