Epanados, is a figure which iterateth by parts, the whole spoken before, signifying a certaine diversitie in the parts which are divided.
An example of Poetrie: “Iphitus and Pelius, that time with me fled out, Iphitus opprest with age, and Pelias Ulisses wound made come behind.” Virgill.
Another of Terence: “I never sawe a fraie more
unequallie made then that, that was betweene us to day, I with bearing
the blowes, and he with giving them, till we were both
An example of the holy scripture: “For we are unto God the sweete favour of Chirsst in them that are saved, and in them which perish, to one the favour of death unto death, to the other, the favour of life unto life.” 2. Cor. 2. 15.16.
The use of this figure.
This figure serveth to enrich the Oration by partition of them
whole, and also to garnish the same by the varietie of the severall
If the whole be unaptly parted, or the parts be separated without
evident diversitie, it confoundeth the partition with obscuritie and darknesse.