Then, rather than focusing on translations one by one, she explores common features such as deletions, repetitions, archaizing
, and censorship.
This homage to Lucretius and other scientific writers of the previous generation on language includes the highly alliterative ad summam sapientium scriptorum sententiae, which, intentional or not, appeals to the archaizing
styles of both Lucretius and Varro.
7) He sourced other archaizing
terminology from the various ancient inscriptions found all over his native city that he attempted to reintroduce into current usage.
A host of surprising conclusions issues from her study of lesser known authors such as Fifth Monarchist poets Anna Trapnel and Morgan Llwyd: for example, that similar archaizing
techniques were used by divergent religious groups, Catholics and radical Protestants alike.
Finally, I would describe Reynolds' prevailing tone as droll, arch, and mildly archaizing
, pervaded by an intentional quaintness.
By calling forth the past, archaism revivifies vanished time in the present, and permits writers access to a shifting and slippery cache of past moments: "The archaizing
writer moves backwards and forwards in time, plundering a series of intersecting pasts for material that will suit his or her project" (21).
, poeticized diction belongs to a different universe from the straightforward speaker of "The Oven Bird.
character of the script is somewhat similar to that of other literary papyri; since we can (roughly) date the fragment, we are in a position to assert that the archaic type does not indicate an early date but appears to be associated with the genre of text.
This may be related to an archaizing
tendency in some of the earlier translations, where postnominal position of modifiers may be felt as an older feature, along with preservation of the words wyrd and oft and use of the inflected -th verb endings, as seen in several examples in (7) and (8).
This self-conscious trecentismo recalls the work of Carlo Carra, whose painting was then also typified by an archaizing
, toadying flag-waving.
This setting in a world that does not yet know the Christian, or even the Jewish, revelation has the singular advantage that it also, as it were, prefigures a world so secularized that it has largely forgotten them: the archaic, or archaizing
, features of the book are the metaphors for its ultramodernity.
On the one hand, I think that ethnographic studies on patrimonialization in the Middle East answer Lila Abu-Lughod's call to expand anthropological concerns to overcome what she calls the "zones of theory" regarding the Arab world, namely those fields of interest liable to reproduce the alterity of the Arab world, with the well-known cultural consequences of archaizing
lifestyles, perpetuating biases, reifying cultures (which become "viewable" and identifiable with few ideas--Islam, the harem, segmentation) whilst serving to conceal other aspects of social life, irrespective of how important they are to people.