Figure Name redefining
Source Ad Herennium (365-367)
Earliest Source
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Refining consists in dwelling on the same topic and yet seeming to say something ever new. It is accomplished in two ways : by merely repeating the same idea, or by descanting upon it. (Ad Herennium)


1. " No peril is so great that a wise man would think it ought to be avoided when the safety of the fatherland is at stake. When the lasting security of the state is in question, the man endowed with good principles will undoubtedly believe that in defence of the fortunes of the republic he ought to shun no crisis of life, and he will ever persist in the determination eagerly to enter, for the fatherland, any combat, however great the peril to life." (Ad Herennium)

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Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
Confidence Unconfident
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