the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians.
concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.
His style is pure and simple, and ancient critics praise his “atticism.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various
This last has especially charmed me; it is remarkable for grace, delicacy, atticism, and precision.
Amiel’s Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
atticism: because he is here imitating a well-known passage in Demosthenes’s speech against schines.Keightley.
An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton Hiram Corson
the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
an elegant, simple, and clear expression
atticotomy atticotomy at·ti·cot·o·my (āt’ĭ-kŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision into the tympanic attic.
- Attila the hun
attila the hun Attila the Hun [(at-il-uh, uh-til-uh)] A king of the Huns in the fifth century. Attila’s forces overran many parts of central and eastern Europe. His armies were known for their cruelty and wholesale destruction, and Attila himself was called the “scourge of God.”
(“Scourge of God”) a.d. 406?–453, king of the Huns who invaded Europe: defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451 at Châlons-sur-Marne in France. Contemporary Examples Ryan is devoted to Attila, his battle-scarred and loyal war dog. Isabel Allende’s Controversial New Thriller Jane Ciabattari February 22, 2014 He might have elicited a smile rather than […]
touching; in contact.