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[12] In so doing we speak as if every kind of language possessed a figure: for example cursitare and lectitare1 are said to have the same figure, that is to say, they are identical in formation. Therefore in the first and common sense of the word everything is expressed by figures. If we are content with this view, there is good reason for the opinion expressed by Apollodorus (if we may trust the statement of Caecilius on this point) to the effect that he found the rules laid down in this connexion quite incomprehensible.

1 Frequentative forms of curro (run) and lego (read).

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