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Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical TraditionAncient Thought and Modern Revisions$
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G. R. Boys-Stones

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240050

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.001.0001

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The Rhetoric of the Homeric Problems

The Rhetoric of the Homeric Problems

(p.217) II The Rhetoric of the Homeric Problems
Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition

Donald Russell

Oxford University Press

Heraclitus Homericus operates as grammarian, philosopher, and ‘rhetor’, and it is the latter aspect on which this chapter focuses. It shows how the rhetorical case in Homer’s defence is built against Plato, especially through establishing allegory as stock-in-trade of the former, and degeneracy the distinguishing feature of the latter.

Keywords:   allegory, Heraclitus Homericus, Homer, Plato

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