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[4] the beginnings and the conclusions of sentences are made to correspond by the use of other words with the same meaning. Here is an example of correspondence between the beginnings: “I would have faced every kind of danger; I would have exposed myself to treacherous attacks; I would have delivered myself over to public hatred.”1 An example of the correspondence of conclusions is provided by another passage in the same speech which follows close on that just cited: “For you have decided; you have passed sentence; you have given judgment.” Some call this synonzmy, others disjunction: both terms, despite their difference, are correct. For the words are differentiated, but their meaning is identical. Sometimes, again, words of the same meaning are grouped together. For instance, “Since this is so, Catiline, proceed on the path which you have entered; depart from the city, it is high time. The gates are open, get you forth.”2

1 From the lost in Q. Metellaim.

2 L. v. 10.

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