confirmatio the proof
Arrangement of   1. exordium  |  2. narratio  |  3. partitio
Classical Oration   4. confirmatio  |  5. refutatio  |  6. peroratio

  Following the division / outline or partitio comes the main body of the speech where one offers logical arguments as proof. The appeal to logos is emphasized here.

Sources: Cic. De Inv. 1.24-41; Cic. De Or. 3.52-201; Quintilian 5.1-12

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