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[18] or he may desire to dispel some charge that is irrelevant to the case as in the passage of the speech for Rabirius Postumus,1 which runs as follows: “For when he came to Alexandria, gentlemen, the only means of saving his money which the king suggested to Postumus was that he should take charge of the royal household and act as a kind of steward.” Or the orator may desire to heighten the effect of his charges, as Cicero2 does in his description of the journey of Verres.

1 X. 28. The charge in question was that Rabirius had worn the Greek pallium instead of the Roman toga. But as an official of the king he was forced to wear Greek dress.

2 Verr. v. 10.

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