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[81] Antithesis, which Roman writers call either contrapositum or contentio, may be effected in more than one way. Single words may be contrasted with single, as in the passage recently quoted, Vicit pudorem libido, timorem audacia,1 or the contrast may be between pairs of words, as in non nostri ingenii, vestri auxilii est,2 or sentence may be contrasted with sentence, as in dominetur in contionibus, iaceat in iudiciis.3

1 See § 62.

2 pro Cluent. i. 4. “This is beyond my power; it is your support that is required.”

3 pro Cluent. ii. 5. See IX. ii. 51.

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