Chiasmus (χι_ασμόςmarking with diagonal lines like a X) is the crosswisearrangement of contrasted pairs to give alternate stress. By this figure both the extremes and the means are correlated. Cp. “Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet”: Milton. [unresolved image link]
ἓν σῶμ' ἔχων καὶ ψυ_χὴν μίανhaving one body and one soulD. 19.227.
So τοσοῦτον σὺ ἐμοῦ σοφώτερος εἶ τηλικούτου ὄντος τηλικόσδ' ὤν; are you at your age so much wiser than I at mine?P.A. 25d, πᾶν μὲν ἔργον πᾶν δ' ἔπος λέγοντάς τε καὶ πρά_ττοντας lit. doing every deed and uttering every wordP.R. 494e, δουλεύειν καὶ ἄρχεσθαι . . . ἄρχειν καὶ δεσπόζεινto be a slave and be ruled . . . to rule and be a masterP.Ph. 80a.