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(lit. 'standing', 'condition', 'position').

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[1] In rhetoric

(Rhetoric). The Latin rhetorical term status (Quint. Inst. 3,6,1; Cic. Top. 25,93) or constitutio (Quint. Inst. 3,6,2: 'ascertainment' i.e. of the point in dispute) equates to the Greek στάσις/stásis (Quint. Inst. 3,6,3; Cic. Top. 25,93; Isid. Orig. 2,5,1).

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A. Definition

In the rhetorical system (Rhetoric), status ('standing of the matter of dispute') was th…

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Walde, Christine (Basle), Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen) and Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Status”, 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 13 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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