n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The principle of concealment (τò λαθειν) in greek literary theory

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The relation between concealment and appropriateness is essentially the same as that between concealment and artificiality in general: Style had to be appropriate to the subject and the dignity of the subject determined the degree of artificiality. This means that although the principle of appropriateness necessitated artificiality, it still had to be concealed in order to make the utterance convincing.


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