11. Study Questions Copy

It is the verbal equivalent of physically pointing at the man (as if he were present) and demanding that those present (the jurors) recognise his wickedness.

He already had three sons, and she did not wish to be a stepmother.

He used a tricolon crescens, as well as the anaphora of non: illa autem non admiratur audaciam, non impudentiam aspernatur, non denique illam Oppianici domum, viri sui sanguine redundantem, reformidat. He also uses repeated vowel sounds (assonance).

He had the two youngest murdered.

Oppianicus, qui pecuniam Sassiae concupivisset: he is interested in her money.


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