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1 and other forms of rhetorical exercises not involving particular circumstances or persons such as provide the material for real or imaginary causes.2

1 2. iv. 24.

2 controversiae are declamations on controversial or judicial themes. A general rule or law is stated: then a special case, which has to be solved in accordance with the law. An abbreviated controversia is to be found in I. x. 33, and they occur frequently hereafter (cp. esp.

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