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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Allusion, Authority, and Truth
Subtitle: Critical Perspectives on Greek Poetic and Rhetorical Praxis
Edited By: Phillip Mitsis
Christos Tsagalis
Series Title: Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes vol. 7

Questions about how ancient Greek texts establish their authority, reflect
on each other, and project their own truths have become central for a wide
range of recent critical discourses. In this volume, an influential group
of international scholars examines these themes in a variety of poetic and
rhetorical genres. The result is a series of striking and original readings
from different critical perspectives that display the centrality of these
questions for understanding the poetic and rhetorical aims of ancient Greek
texts. Characterized by a combination of close attention to philological
detail and theoretical sophistication, the essays in this volume make a
compelling case for this kind of focused, critically informed dialogue
about the nature of ancient textual "praxis". Students of classical
literature will find a wealth of critical insights and challenging new
readings of many familiar texts.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110245400
Pages: 460
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110245394
Pages: 460
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95