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Atticism
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Abstract

Atticism was primarily a linguistic movement, secondarily also a rhetorical one, urging contemporary users of Greek to apply Attic standards in diction and rhetoric. Atticism arose as a result of three challenges: the downward course that Greek had taken with Alexander’s empire, in which Attic h…

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Chrys Caragounis, “Atticism”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000039>
First published online: 2013



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