According to Plutarch’s Life of Solon, the ancient Athenians were observed to disguise unpleasant or difficult situations with euphemisms. Five examples are cited in 15, 2 as distinctive of the Attic dialect: hetaira, syntaxis, phylake, oikema, and seisachtheia. If the the purpose of the Plutarch’s digression is to designate Solon as protos euretes of political euphemisms, the list – neglected by the commentators – seems to be a small lexicographical index of political euphemisms, as confirmed by inscriptions.
|Titolo:||L’eufemismo politico in Plutarco. Note di commento a Sol. 15, 2|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|