Fragment of Cicero's

Figure of speech. In keeping with the interest in oratory that runs throughout the Aeolus chapter, Professor MacHugh mocks Dan Dawson's grandiloquent speech by calling it "A recently discovered fragment of Cicero's." The device at work here, irony, was important in the rhetorical tradition.

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