stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning

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Re: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning

Post by cwconrad » July 23rd, 2015, 1:19 pm

Barry Hofstetter wrote:I'm fine with that, Carl. I don't think the terminology is used with all that much precision in biblical studies, but let's come up with another term. "Allusional inclusio?" :?
... or "Inclusional illusion"? Sometimes it seems a miracle that we understand each other at all in this circus wherein most of the terminology we must use is skewed or misleading and only with difficulty points toward what we think we're talking about. "The Shadow knows ... (sinister laughter in the background)" or there's always that wonderful line from Heraclitus (DK 93), ὁ ἄναξ, οὗ τὸ μαντεῖόν ἐστι τὸ ἐν Δελφοῖς, οὔτε λέγει οὔτε κρύπτει ἀλλὰ σημαίνει.
οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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