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[96] There remains the third class of figure designed merely to enhance the elegance of our style, for which reason Cicero expresses the opinion that such figures are independent of the subject in dispute. As an illustration I may quote the figure which he uses in his speech1 against Clodius: “By these means he, being familiar with all our holy rites, thought that he might easily succeed in appeasing the gods.”

1 Lost. An allusion presumably to the occasion when Clodius was found disguised as a woman at the mysteries of the Bona Dea.

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