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Maxims played an important role in the Greek tradition of rhetoric, and collections of maxims arranged alphabetically or according to subject-matter represent a well-established literary genre both in the field of belles-lettres and sciences. Collections of maxims served well-defined purposes: they were used in schools, or they were read by people who were interested in wisdom, but did not have the necessary p_r