Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient by G. R. Boys-Stones

By G. R. Boys-Stones

How heavily do the theoretical notions of "metaphor" and "allegory" built by means of old rhetoricians replicate the perform of Classical writers? this query is tackled via 11 new papers by way of a staff of exceptional teachers. historic theories of metaphor are in comparison with twentieth-century possible choices; concept is confirmed opposed to perform; and allegory--a targeted notwithstanding missed characteristic of historic literature and philosophy--is explored opposed to the heritage of the rhetoricians' declare that it's one type of metaphor.

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