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Style, stylistic figures
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I. General definition

Style (from Lat. stilus, 'stilt' > 'stylus' > 'writing style'; Gk. λέξις/léxis) refers to the individual manner in which a person expresses himself orally or in writing. Its specific character is formed through the (more or less intentional) use of shaping elements such as stylistic figures during the process of turning thought concepts into language with the conscious or subcons…

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Plath, Robert (Erlangen), “Style, stylistic figures”, 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 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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