Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 2 of 110 |

Differentiarum scriptores
(270 words)

[German version]

In antiquity the interest in identifying more closely the specific meaning (proprietas ac differentia; Quint. Inst. 1 pr. 16) of synonyms that are related in their root or different in form but semantically very close (polliceri/promittere, nullus/nemo, intus/intro, [1. 47]) extends back to Greek philosophy of language (Plato and the Sophists, the Stoa, later Cicero, Nigidius Figulus). In Rome it finds its place in oratory (Cato), rhetoric (Quint. Inst. 9,3,45ff.), jurisprudence and especially among the grammarians …

Cite this page
Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Differentiarum scriptores”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e317610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲