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From polypragmon to curiosus : ancient concepts of curious and meddlesome behaviour

Author: Matthew Leigh
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a study of how Greek and Latin writers describe curious, meddlesome, and exaggerated behavior. Founded on a family of Greek terms, and the Latin words used to describe them, Leigh surveys how they were used in Greek literature from the 5th and 4th centuries BC and their Latin usage in relation to Hellenistic and imperial Greek.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Leigh
ISBN: 9780199668618 0199668612
OCLC Number: 845282083
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Polypragmosyne and periergia from Thucydides to Theophrastus --
Translating Polypragmosyne --
Polypragmosyne and empire --
Polypragmosyne and the Divine --
Polypragmosyne, periergia, and the language of criticism.
Responsibility: Matthew Leigh.

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From Polypragmon to Curiosus constructs the concept of curiosity not as a static cognitive representation, but as a rather dynamic model... * The Classical Journal Online *

 
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