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[31] Our own writers have ventured on a few attempts at composition and derivation, but have not met with [p. 229] much success. I remember in my young days there was a dispute between Pomponius and Seneca which even found its way into the prefaces of their works, as to whether gradus eliminate1 was a phrase which ought to have been allowed in tragedy. But the ancients had no hesitation about using even expectorate2 and, after all, it presents exactly the same formation as exanimat.

1 Sc. “moves his steps beyond the threshold.”

2 “banishes from his heart.”

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