Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraint: Polysemy & Persuasive Use of an Ancient Greek Value Term (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava)

Adriaan Rademaker

whereas of paramount value to historical Greek society, "sophrosyne," the price of self-restraint, constitutes a notoriously complicated inspiration, and offers the speaker of historic Greek with a sophisticated device for verbal persuasion. This learn offers a brand new description of the semantics of "sophrosyne" in Archaic and Classical Greek, in accordance with a version from the sector of cognitive linguistics. along with, the quantity indicates how this kind of semantic description can give a contribution to the research and research of our resources: it investigates how audio system in our texts (ab)use the time period to accomplish their ends, protecting many of the major texts, and culminating in a bankruptcy at the dialogues of Plato.

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