Definition of Atticism

1. n. A favoring of, or attachment to, the Athenians.



Definition of Atticism

1. Noun. A favouring of, or attachment to, the Athenians. ¹

2. Noun. The style and idiom of the Ancient Greek language, as used by the Athenians; a concise and elegant expression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Atticism

1. a concise and elegant expression [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atticism

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Literary usage of Atticism

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1. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"atticism was technical and, in its highest phase, scientific. ... The revival of atticism dates from the moment when attention was recalled to theory. . . . ..."

2. The Influence of the Second Sophistic on the Style of the Sermons of St by James Marshall Campbell (1922)
"As a preliminary to understanding why archaistic atticism could make headway ... But when atticism became more and more the vogue, the artistic prose drew ..."

3. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1910)
""The old oratory" (represented by atticism) "was an art, and therefore based on a theory, the new oratory (Asianism) was a knack ..."

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