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[43] Whole sentences again end with the phrase with which they began. Take an example. “He came from Asia. What a strange thing. A tribune of the people came from Asia.”1 Nay, the first word of this same period is actually repeated at its close, thus making its third appearance: for to the words just quoted the orator adds, “Still for all that he came.” Sometimes a whole clause is repeated, although the order of the words is altered, as, for example, Quid Cleomenes facere potuit non enin possum quemquam insimulare falso, quid, inquam, [p. 471] magno opere potuit Cleomenes facere?2

1 From the lost in Q. Metellum.

2 Ecl. x. 72.

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