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Sentence/Utterance (lógos), Ancient Theories of
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The word lógos is difficult to translate. Not only does its polysemy force us to choose between many different terms to translate it into a language other than Ancient Greek, but its importance in Greek thought and the complexity of the concept to which it refers require us to specify the different facets of its meaning. In spite of the differences in their respective points of view, the history of the usage of the term in Plato,…

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Frédéric Lambert, “Sentence/Utterance (lógos), 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_00000317>
First published online: 2013

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