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[62] Resemblance and ambiguity may be used in conjunction: Galba for example said to a man who stood very much at his ease when playing ball, “You stand as if you were one of Caesar's candidates.”1 The [p. 473] ambiguity lies in the word stand, while the indifference shewn by the player supplies the resemblance.

1 A candidate recommended by the emperor was automatically elected. I have borrowed Watson's translation of the pun. Petere is the regular word for “standing for office.” Petere pilam probably means “to attempt to catch the ball.”

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