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[29] On the other hand, in the sentence, “What else was our aim, Tubero, than that we might secure the power which he now holds?”1 he succeeds with admirable art in representing the cause of both parties as being good, and in so doing mollifies him whose cause was really bad. A bolder form of figure, which in Cicero's opinion2 demands greater effort, is impersonation, or προσωποποιΐα This is a device which lends wonderful variety and animation to oratory.

1 iv. 10. We = the Pompeian party. He = Caesar.

2 Orat. xxv. 85.

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