Most often exclamatio is simply the Latin term for ecphonesis
(an emotional exclamation); however, it has also been used (as in the
Ad Herennium) to indicate apostrophe.
Melanchthon places exclamatio among the figures of thought (See
Figures of Speech and Thought).
O tempora! O mores! —Cicero
Ad Herennium 4.15.22; Melanch.
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Gideon O. Burton,
Brigham Young University
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