words which form the beginning of a speech: or
nam quis te iuvenum confidentissime,Georg. iv. 445. 1 The figure consists in the opening of a speech with nam, or perhaps rather in saying nam quis for quisnam.
tam magis illa tremens et tristibus etffra flammis,
quam magis effuso crudescunt sanguine pugnae.Aen. vii. 787.
“The more the strife with bloodshed rages wild,There the sentence inverts the natural order which may be illustrated by quam magis aerumna urgent, tam magis ad malefaciendumn viget.2
The more it quivers and with baleful fire