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Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraint

Polysemy & Persuasive Use of an Ancient Greek Value Term

Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraint by Adriaan Rademaker
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While of paramount importance to Ancient Greek society, sophrosyne, the value of self-restraint, constitutes a notoriously complex concept, and provides the speaker of Ancient Greek with a subtle instrument for verbal persuasion. This study provides a new description of the semantics of sophrosyne in Archaic and Classical Greek, based on a model from the field of cognitive linguistics. Besides, the volume shows how such a semantic description can contribute to the analysis and study of our sources: it investigates how speakers in our texts (ab)use the term to achieve their ends, covering most of the main texts, and culminating in a chapter on the dialogues of Plato.
BRILL; December 2004
392 pages; ISBN 9781433703836
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Title: Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraint
Author: Adriaan Rademaker