Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions


How heavily do the theoretical notions of "metaphor" and "allegory" constructed through historical rhetoricians mirror the perform of Classical writers? this question is tackled via 11 new papers through a staff of distinct teachers. old theories of metaphor are in comparison with twentieth-century possible choices; conception is proven opposed to perform; and allegory--a special even though ignored characteristic of old literature and philosophy--is explored opposed to the heritage of the rhetoricians' declare that it's one type of metaphor.

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