Aurea Gemma <Gallica> 1.51 
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[1.51] Hec observanti et studiose supradicta omnia relegenti, facile erit ad quamlibet personam de quolibet negotio scribere. Et quia omnes epistole aut conquestionem continent aut consolationem aut petitionem, vel premii vel pene, vel correptionem1 vel criminationem2 vel laudem alicuis persone vel negotii,3 quibus ex locis argumenta horum omnium eliciantur deinceps dicendum est. Quam doctrinam, qui plene assecutus fuerit, nullo errore distrahetur, nec inscientie rubore confundetur.
Et] Set B      conquestionem B: questionem A      pene vel correptionem] pene correctionem B      omnium horum tr. B      qui tr. B ante fuerit      assecutus] executus B      confundetur] signum paragraphinon in B

1 Correction is treated below, Aurea Gemma <Gallica> 1.63-65.

2 Accusation is contrasted with correction below, Aurea Gemma <Gallica>1.62. Criminatio: De inv. 1.27, 1.104, 2.36, 2.84, 2.93, 2.99; Rhet. Her. 1.12, 1.6, 2.43. Cicero also uses this term in De orat. 2.231, Lael. 65 and in his speeches: Quinct. 33; Qu. Rosc. 37, 82; De lege agrari 3.3.; Muren. 58; Flacc. 27, 100; Sulla 40; Piso 76. The verb criminor appears often in his speeches.

3 For the topics of praise or blame, see below, Aurea Gemma <Gallica>1.66-76.
 
 

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