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Ethopoeia
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(ἠθοποιία/ēthopoiía; Lat. ethopoeia, notatio). Ethopoeia means the representation of the character ( êthos ) of an orator or another person by (imitative) speech ( mímēsis ), which may be effected as speech without dialogue,  dialogue or  monologue. In ancient rhetorical theory, ethopoeia has been included from Aristotle as a reproducible quality among technical means of persuasion with which the speaker may introduce himself as an insightful, virtuous and benevolent person. Roman rhetoric introduced further refinement…

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Walde, Christine (Basle), “Ethopoeia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12221700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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