Atticism



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.
Historical Examples

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

noun
the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
an elegant, simple, and clear expression

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