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[11] while he adds it at the period's close as an epiphonema, not by way of proof, but as a crowning insult to his opponents. For an epiphonema is an exclamation attached to the close of a statement or a proof by way of climax. Here are two examples:

Such toil it was to found the Roman race!

Aen. i. 33.
and “The virtuous youth preferred to risk his life [p. 289] by slaying him to suffering such dishonour.”1

1 Cic. pro Mil. iv. 9, cp. V. xi. 13.

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