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Exemplum
(1,580 words)

The exemplum as a rhetorical function already appears in the rhetoric of Greek and Roman antiquity (→trivium) where it is defined as a narrative (usually short) concerning a historical or quasi-historical (mythological) fact (factum)…

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Markus Schürer, “Exemplum”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033840>
First published online: 2016



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