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[47] There are, however, certain kinds of this figure which have no connexion with tropes. In the first place, there is the figure 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 [p. 403] 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 inheritances?”2 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 sesterces”;

1 Verr. v. ii. 4.

2 Phil. II. xxv. 62.

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