It will also be found useful when we are speaking of
what is likely to happen to refer to historical parallels:
for instance if the orator asserts that Dionysius is
asking for a bodyguard that with their armed assistance he may establish himself as tyrant, he may
adduce the parallel case of Pisistratus who secured
the supreme power by similar means.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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