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1 calls ocular denonstration, this comes into play when we do not restrict ourselves to mentioning that something was done, but proceed to show how it was done, and do so not merely on broad general lines, but in full detail. In the last book2 I classified this figure under the head of vivid illustration, while Celsus actually terms it by this name. Others give the name of ὑποτύπωσις to any representation of facts which is made in such vivid language that they appeal to the eye rather than the ear. The [p. 399] following will show what I mean: “He came into the forum on fire with criminal madness: his eyes blazed and cruelty was written in every feature of his countenance.”3

1 liii. 202.

2 VIII. Iii. 61 sqq.

3 Verr. v. lxii. 161.

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