Epistrophe


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Epistrophe

 

a figurative device, the repetition of a word at the end of consecutive units of discourse (Festonchiki, vse festonchiki: pelerinka iz festonchikov, na rukavakh festonchiki, epoletsy iz festonchikov . . ., “Scallops, always scallops: the cape with scallops, the cuffs with scallops, the epaulets with scallops . . .,” Gogol).

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Here, Aquinas assumes the image of the circle, which is another metaphor from the epistrophe, to illustrate the process of human reason, not purely intellectual but discursive.
El metodo del estudio lexical habia sido introducido en 1954 por MEHAT, M., <<Pour l'histoire du mot epistrophe: aux origines de l'idee de conversion>>, una comunicacion presentada en noviembre de 1954 en la Association des Etudes Grecques, de la que se publico un resumen en la Revue des Etudes Grecques 1955, IX.
Pero no puede o no quiere iniciar el movimiento de retorno; la epistrophe, la periagoge, son imposibles.
described as a moment of epistrophe in Plato's allegory of the
In the New Testament the word epistrophe (conversion) means turning around--that is, reversing direction and going the opposite way.
Conversion itself as a noun (epistrophe) appears only once in the New Testament, in Acts 15:3, where Paul and Barnabas report to the Jewish believers in Phoenicia and Samaria "the conversion of the Gentiles".
Asi es como el comienzo mismo del tratado trae una frase de Santiago 1:17 ("Toda buena donacion y todo don perfecto es de lo alto, descendiente del Padre de las luces") y una de Romanos 11:36 ("desde El y hacia El va todo"), con las cuales Dionisio establece un principio fundamental de su teologia, conocido como el proceso de proodos y epistrophe, 'procesion' o 'progresion' y 'reversion', es decir, que Dios es fuente y fin de todo.
Poiesis needs techne to explicate it, and Ion and the rhapsodes begin this work, yet the rhapsodes in turn need to have their efforts situated within their proper contexts, which means that the (poetic) mediation operative in rhapsody must become explicit: the poetic opening must go out and seize for itself a world, but it itself must equally become an object for itself.(36) It is the Platonic philosophy which performs this return-into-self (epistrophe) by recognizing the context of rhapsody in the "hermeneutics of magnetism." Philosophy is thus the techne of technai which reflects on reflection and sees its rootedness in poiesis.
Stoic thought envisioned a return of all things to their origins and in Plotinus we find the notion that all emanation from the divine Oneness proceeds until it reaches a necessary limit, a turning point (epistrophe) both ontological and ethical in nature, whereupon longing for the divine Oneness directs the process of return and ascent.(101)
Repetitive techniques are widely used, including repetition with slight word changes, anaphora, and epistrophe in order to effectively convey the poet's personal distancing and coming to terms with the death of his own father.
Porphyry, who lends Victorinus a clue for suiting the old Greek triad to Christian aims, widens in fact the space of possible resonance still by coupling this triad with the Chaldean one, and thus attributes to the whole underlying Neoplatonic theme of God's remaining (mone), procession (proodos), and return (epistrophe) an additional vector of connotation: "...
En este contexto, Platon despliega el tema de la conversion a traves de la nocion epistrophe (18).