Atticism

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  • However unlike Atticism, their goal was not to reform the Greek in their day.
  • And even in Athens the burden of Atticism, if we may say so, seems to have become too great to bear. Cited from A History of Roman Literature, by C. T. Cruttwell
  • But though Atticism may be divided into several kinds, these mimic Athenians suspect but one. Cited from Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators
  • Atticism drew from Greece's rich past and originated in its illustrious city of Athens.
  • Cicero addresses this claim by saying that he is too independent and bold to be associated with Atticism, producing his own unique style.
  • Aphthonius' style is pure and simple, and ancient critics praise his "Atticism."
  • Another sneers at the neo-Atticism which had become the fashion in Greek prose writing. Cited from Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology, Mackail
  • This last has especially charmed me; it is remarkable for grace, delicacy, atticism, and precision. Cited from Amiel's Journal, by Henri Frederic Amiel, Tr. Ward
  • ATTICISM, a pure and refined style of expression in any language, originally the purest and most refined style of the ancient literature of Greece. Cited from The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Consequently, it exhibits struggle for an Atticism characteristic of the period, whereby the resulting language is highly artificial.
  • Are you bound to give Vestorius some days, and must you go through the stale banquet of his Latin Atticism again after an interval? Cited from The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Those, therefore, who can accommodate themselves to the nice and critical ears of an Athenian audience, are the only persons who should pretend to Atticism. Cited from Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators
  • They were unaffected by Atticism and employed the current colloquial which they transcribed in Hebrew letters.
  • The Atticism which had guided and comprehended, now began to cramp development. Cited from A History of Roman Literature, by C. T. Cruttwell
  • The strong and sprightly eloquence of this father, if we may trust tradition, drew its support from the vigorous and masculine Atticism of the old comedian. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 22, Aug, 1859
  • Rome gave the palm to Atticism, and modern oratory has gone still farther in the same direction, until its predominant quality has become that of making sustained appeals to the understanding. Cited from Daniel Webster, by Henry Cabot Lodge
  • The reactionary linguistic movement known as Atticism supported and enforced this scholarly tendency.
  • It came into general and pejorative use for a florid style contrasting with Atticism, which it was held to have corrupted.
  • You presuppose your reader to have refinement and educated feeling, artistic acuteness, a fine perception, and a certain Atticism. Cited from Letters of Franz Liszt, Volume 1, Paris To Rome
  • They imagine that to discourse plainly, and without any ornament, provided it be done correctly, and clearly, is the only genuine Atticism. Cited from Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators
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