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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
316 words

(ἀντίθεσις), opposition or confrontation, was considered by ancient rhetoricians as a kind of rhetorical figure of expression (Martin,

chiasmus

chiasmus  

A figure of speech by which the order of the words in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second, e.g. ‘He saved others; himself he cannot save.’ 
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Topos of Modesty  

A typical feature of authors᾽ self-characterization in the prefaces (rarer in the closing parts) of their works; it is also found in the colophons of scribes. The topos was well ...

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