epicheirema

epicheirema

(ˌɛpɪkaɪˈriːmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
(Logic) a syllogism supported by an incidental proposition

epicheirema

a syllogism in which the truth of one of the premises is confirmed by an annexed proposition (prosyllogism), thus resulting in the formation of a compound argument. See also prosyllogism.
See also: Logic
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In writing an epigram," Scaliger writes, the true poet "should consider himself a philosopher: a good epigram shares the virtues of an epicheirema," that is, of a syllogism whose premises are given explicit proof.
4): "Verus poeta dicat, se in Epigrammate oportere esse philosophum: accedit enim bonum Epigramma ad virtutes Epicherematis"; for the epicheirema, see 134 (3.