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date: 04 April 2020

invective 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

is literature which, having regard to the customs and convictions of a given society, sets out to denigrate a named individual. Such denigration or abuse follows well‐articulated rhetorical guidelines. The target is attacked on the grounds of birth, upbringing, ‘banausic’ occupation (... ...

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