The principle governing the use of embellishments and decorations of
style is the same: words may be repeated and
reiterated or reproduced with some slight change.
Sentences may repeatedly commence or end with
the same word or may begin and end with the same
phrase. The same word may be reiterated1 either at
the beginning or at the conclusion, or may be repeated,
but in a different sense.”
1adiungitur apparently refers to the same figure described
in Herodian (Rh. Gr. iii. 99) as ἐπίζευξις for which he gives
as an example ΘῆβαιδὲΘῆβαι, πόλιςκ. τ. λ., from Aeschin.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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