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ἀνθηρογραφέω/ἀνθηρογραφῶ passive: ἀνθηρογραφέομαι/ἀνθηρογραφοῦμαι
Cicero, Letters to Atticus 2.6.1:  ... et hercule sunt res difficiles ad explicandum ... nec tam possunt antherographeisthai (ἀνθηρογραφεῖσθαι) quam videbantur — "... and — by Hercules! — they are things that are difficult to explain ... and aren't as able as they once looked to be written in a flowery style."
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