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Metaphor
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(μεταφορά/metaphorá, ‘transference’; Latin loan translation: translatio).

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A. Definition of the problem and its classification in the rhetorical system

The discussion of metaphor and other forms of figurative speech, which today is taking place with great emphasis in various fields (linguistics, neurophysiology, psychology, and philosophy), has its origin …

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Walde, Christine (Basle), “Metaphor”, 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 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e802150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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