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[31] Nay, we are even allowed in this form of speech to bring down the gods from heaven and raise the dead, while cities also and peoples may find a voice. There are some authorities who restrict the term imepersonation to cases where both persons and words are fictitious, and prefer to call imaginary conversations between men by the Greek name of dialogue, which some1 translate [p. 393] by the Latin semnocinatio.

1 Cornific. op. cit. iv. 43 and 52.

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