Greek and Latin Expressions of Meaning, The Classical Origins of a Modern Metaphor
Éditeur
C.H.Beck
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Zetemata
Langue
anglais
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Greek and Latin Expressions of Meaning

The Classical Origins of a Modern Metaphor

C.H.Beck

Zetemata

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Verbs and nouns of meaning in ancient Greek and Latin are polysemous, just as
in the case of the English verb “to mean". Andreas T. Zanker considers how the
ancient vocabulary could be used in different ways and investigates its
development over time. In the first part of the book, Zanker argues for the
role of metaphorical and metonymical transference in the creation of
expressions of meaning; Greek and Roman authors used the same verbs to
describe what inanimate things, including words and texts, meant/signified as
they did of human beings in the act of meaning/signifying something. In the
second part of the book, the author focuses on certain metaphorical extensions
of this vocabulary and argues that they have implications for modern
discussions of meaning, particularly in literary criticism.

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