Byzantion nea hellás
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CAVALLERO, Pablo A. LA RETÓRICA EN LA VIDA DE SIMEÓN DE LEONCIO DE NEÁPOLIS. Byzantion Nea Hellás [online]. 2009, n.28, pp. 87-104. ISSN 0718-8471. doi: 10.4067/S0718-84712009000100005.
This work studies the Symeon hagiographic story and asserts that it is organized as a rhetoric speech; the argumentatio has two sections: one centered in the lógoi, the other centered in the érga, which functions as argumentative proofs of the sanctity of the proposed model. Leontius wants to approach to all his people: he delights the cultivated with the elaboration of a rhetoric speech, whose language adapts to the content; and he delights the unlettered not only with de lyrics and the parley's elocutio, but with knowable language of the citizenly Byzance. Symeon knew adapt himself to the different situations oh his life; Leontius, too, he adapts his language and his style to the matter's nuances with he deals and to the diversity of his audiences.
Keywords : Hagiography; rhetoric; Leontius; Byzantine Greek; Symeon.