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[11] For example, Timarchides negat esse ei periculum a seuri1 the present negat is substituted for the past. Or one mood may be used for another, as in the phrase, hoc Ithacus velit.2 In fact, to cut a long matter short, there is a figure corresponding to every form of solecism.

1 Verr. v. xliv. 116. “Timarchides denies that he is in any danger from the axe of the executioner.”

2 Aen. ii. 104. “So wills the Ithacan.” On Quintilian's view velit here = vult. But in point of fact this is untrue, since in the context it clearly means “would wish.”

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