however, certain kinds of this figure
which have no
connexion with tropes.
In the first place, there is the
which derives its name from negation and is
called by some ἀντίφρασις.
Here is an example:
“I will not plead against you according to the rigour
of the law, I will not press the point which I should
perhaps be able to make good”1
; or again, “Why
should I mention his decrees, his acts of plunder, his
acquisition, whether by cession or by force, of certain
or “I say nothing of the first wrong
inflicted by his lust”; or “I do not even propose to
produce the evidence given concerning the 600,000