Alexandrianism


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Alexandrianism

the style and theories of the Greek writers of Alexandria, 325-30 B.C., whose style was highly ornamented and obscure and favored such forms as the elegy, epigram, epyllion, and lyric and also ventured into the drama. — Alexandrianist, n., adj.
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the style and theories of the Greek writers of Alexandria, 325-30 B.C., whose style was highly ornamented and obscure and favored such forms as the elegy, epigram, epyllion, and lyric and also ventured into the drama. — Alexandrianist, n., adj.
See also: Greece and Greeks
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Initially the entanglement was not easy to discern, but the more embattled the discipline became it made explicit that an Alexandrianism has befallen the field in the form of academicism fostering creative quiescence.
Her sensationalism has become "motionless Alexandrianism," as Clement Greenberg called it; that is, the mechanical repetition of cliche.
70) This is not to suggest that by parodying Maecenas Petronius was also poking fun at Nero: as Mayer and others have demonstrated, Alexandrianism remained a dominant literary influence after the time of Augustus.