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It emphasises the act of realisation and understanding.

A rhetorical question leading to the word ‘innumerabilia’ , which is praeteritio. It hints at much he could say, but chooses not to.

sanctissimum  hominem et gravissimum testem’: a most trustworthy man and a most serious witness.

He links Lucceius with the jury but giving them similar moral characters.

They are a series of hypotheticals that seek to undermine the foundations of the prosecution arguments.

Sibilance. Emphasis on the fact that Lucceius would not have ignored this plot if he had been aware of his own slaves’ involvement.


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