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[77] The second form occurs when clauses conclude alike, the same syllables being placed at the end of each; this correspondence in the ending of two or more sentences is called homoeoteleuton. Here is an example: Non modo ad salutem eius exstinguendam sed etiam gloriam per tales viros infringendam.1 This figure is usually, though not invariably, found in the groups of three clauses, styled τρίκωλα, of which the following may be cited as an illustration: vicit pudorem libido, timorem audacia, rationed amentia.2 But the device may be applied to four clauses or more. The effect may even be produced by single words; for example, Hecuba hoc dolet, pudet, piget,3 or abiit, excessit, erupit, evasit.4

1 Pro Mil. ii. 5. “Not merely to destroy his personal security, but even to blacken his name by means of such ruffians.”

2 See § 62.

3 From an unknown tragedian. “This fills Hecuba with grief, shame and loathing.”

4 See § 46.

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