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[16] Cicero, when he is about to reproach Antony with his drunkenness and vomiting, says,1 “You with such a throat, such flanks, such burly strength in every limb of your prize-fighter's body,” etc. What have his throat and flanks to do with his drunkenness? The reference is far from pointless: for by looking at them we are enabled to estimate the quantity of [p. 273] the wine which he drank at Hippias' wedding, and was unable to carry or digest in spite of the fact that his bodily strength was worthy of a prizefighter. Accordingly if, in such a case, one thing is inferred from another, the term reasoning is neither improper nor extraordinary, since it has been applied on similar grounds to one of the bases.2 So, again,

1 Cat. i. i. 3. Phil. ii. xxv. 63.

2 See III. vi. 43 sqq. VII. v. 2.

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