Graecism

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Graecism

(ˈɡriːsɪzəm) or

Grecism

n
1. Greek characteristics or style
2. (Art Terms) admiration for or imitation of these, as in sculpture or architecture
3. (Linguistics) a form of words characteristic or imitative of the idiom of the Greek language
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a form of words characteristic or imitative of the idiom of the Greek language

Grecism, Graecism

1. the spirit of Greek thought, art, etc., and the adoption or imitation of this spirit.
2. anything typical of Greek language, art, thought, etc.
See also: Greece and Greeks
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TZOUNAKAS, "The Rejection of Graecisms in Persius 1.
8 in both structure and content, Petronius has done more than reproduce Horace's treatment: aside from spectacular food and entertainments, the protagonist encounters a group of freedmen who, in contrast to his own urbane Latin, speak in a language characterized by solecisms, graecisms, cliches, and proverbs.
There are many more Graecisms that Petronius uses in his novel(34) and similarly at 140.