The Evolution of Greek Prose Style

The Evolution of Greek Prose Style

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ISBN-10: 0198140282

ISBN-13: 9780198140283

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Greek prose literature evolved much later than poetry, and rapidly became a sophisticated art-form. The book examines how this evolution progressed, from about 500 BC down to the time of Plato and Demosthenes. Stylistic choice is treated from the point of view of the relations between speaker and hearer and the balance between innovation and the hearer's

Overview

Greek prose literature evolved much later than poetry, and rapidly became a sophisticated art-form. The book examines how this evolution progressed, from about 500 BC down to the time of Plato and Demosthenes. Stylistic choice is treated from the point of view of the relations between speaker and hearer and the balance between innovation and the hearer's expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198140283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xi(1)
List of Tables
xii(1)
Bibliography and Abbreviations xii
1. FORM AND CONTENT
1(25)
a. Levels of Style
1(11)
b. Alternative Formulations
12(9)
Appendix: Art and Literature
21(5)
2. UNITS OF UTTERANCE
26(15)
a. Words
26(1)
b. Sentences
27(5)
c. Substantival Phrases
32(5)
Appendix: Period and Kolon
37(4)
3. QUANTIFICATION
41(16)
a. Conscious and Unconscious
41(5)
b. Author, Genre, and Expectations
46(11)
4. SPEECHES, STORIES, AND TALK
57(22)
5. TIME AND PLACE
79(17)
6. SPECIAL LANGUAGES
96(35)
a. Poetic Language
96(16)
b. Technical Language and Lexical Innovation
112(7)
c. Metaphor
119(12)
7. VARIETY
131(29)
a. Vocabulary
131(12)
b. Structure
143(17)
8. RHYTHM
160(22)
Appendix: Poetry and Prose: Ancient Terminology 182(5)
Addenda 187(2)
Indexes 189

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