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"and reserved the funeral oration exclusively for the dead"

Isn't this statement tautological? Who but the dead would receive a funeral oration?

I think it means "and reserved the funeral oration alone for the dead". But I agree, it's (at best) ambiguous as it stands. Perhaps it could be recast as "the panegyric was reserved for the living, while the dead would have only a funeral oration". Thoughts, anyone?
Alec 15:36, 26 December 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alec.brady (talkcontribs)