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By Robert Silverberg

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Journeying via house looking for relics from the earlier, a motley staff of explorers occurs upon an superb discovery

Graduate pupil Tom Rice is overjoyed to embark on his first deep-space archeological excursion. he's a part of a group from Earth, venturing out looking for artifacts from a civilization that governed the universe many millennia in the past. referred to as the excessive Ones, the individuals of this long-gone society left tantalizing clues approximately their heritage and tradition scattered all through area. One such clue, a “message cube” containing pictures of the traditional ones, is extra fascinating than all the others mixed. it sort of feels to point that the excessive Ones aren’t extinct after all—and similar to that, Tom Rice’s archeological project has develop into an intergalactic manhunt, one full of ever-increasing hazard that might ship the explorers hurtling headlong into the best adventure—and peril—of their lives.

This booklet positive aspects an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.

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15, 1. 84, 2. 64; Quint. Inst. Or. 2. 13. 1, 2. 17. 2. 20 Cf. g. the section on the siB in Theon, Prog. ii. 120. 12–115. 10 Spengel. 21 Ar. Top. A2, 101a35–6; Y14, 163a37–163b15; Cic. Or. 46; Alex. Aphr. in Top. 27. 17–18; Anon. Seg. §183 (below, Ch. 4). 16 Introduction Unlike his Plato, however, Cicero’s Aristotle cannot be substantiated by us with precision even in the field for which he claims the Stagirite’s authority. I suspect that the reason for this is not simply the disequilibrium between our Aristotelian texts and those Cicero could have used, but a contemporary interpretation of Aristotle’s dialectic and rhetoric that Cicero got from his successors, especially Philo.

I use this expression in contradistinction to ‘school rhetoric’. To this latter category I would assign, for instance, the Rhet. , Rhet. , from the Rhet. , and from what we know about the rise of Stoicism in the Hellenistic era, by the time of Hermagoras there was a discernible influence of Stoic theories of argument (see below for further detail) in the school-rhetorical tradition. By contrast, I use ‘Peripatetic rhetorical tradition’ to denote a tradition, lost in its entirety and traceable only as scattered items of doctrine, of rhetorical handbooks which closely followed Aristotle’s views on rhetoric (and dialectic, where both fields overlap).

An envious man is one who is grieved by others’ good fortune. (ii) Sapiens autem alienis bonis non affligitur. But a wise man is not grieved by others’ good fortune. (iii) Invidus igitur sapiens non est. Therefore an envious man is not wise. In this example, according to Boethius, the inference from the premisses (i, ii) to the conclusion (iii) is possible, because the maxima propositio ‘Things whose definitions are different are themselves different’ works as a warrant of the argument as a whole.

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