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Metaphor (‎‎metaphorá‎), Ancient Theories of
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The article offers a brief history of ancient discussions on metaphor. Theories of metaphor are considered within the context of philosophical, rhetorical, and linguistic discourses. Though metaphor never lost its direct function as a stylistic device and as a figure of speech, philosophers from Empedocles, through …

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Anna Novokhatko, “Metaphor (‎‎metaphorá‎), Ancient Theories of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000231>
First published online: 2013

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