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[49] I have found some who call this also by the name of πλοκή: but I do not agree, as only one figure is [p. 475] involved. We may also find a mixture of words, some identical and others different in meaning; of this figure, which the Greeks style διαλλαγή, the following will provide an example: “I ask my enemies whether these plots were investigated, discovered and laid bare, overthrown, crushed and destroyed by me.”1 In this sentence “investigated,” “discovered” and “laid bare” are different in meaning, while “overthrown,” “crushed” and “destroyed” are similar in meaning to each other, but different from the three previous.

1 From the lost speech in Q. Metullum.

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