Structure in Ex Ponto I–III
Cf. Froesch, diss. 1968, p. 137; André, ed. p. xxxv; Evans p. 111.
It will be noted that the balanced structure suggests that the addressee of 3.8 is Fabius Maximus (Luck, André) rather than Cotta Maximus (Syme); and that the transposition of 2.9 or 10 or 11 to a place between 3.2 and 3.5 would produce a perfect symmetry for the whole.