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syllepsis

In medicine, an antiquated term of historic interest for pregnancy.
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In 1993 Professor David Kennedy of the University of Western Australia carried out trial excavations (published as `The Twin Towns of Zeugma on the Euphrates', by the Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, R.I., 1998), followed by Catherine Abadie-Reynal of the University of Nantes who has excavated in several parts of the 200-hectare city, and using geo-physical methods, mapped the eastern bridgehead of Apamea before it was flooded in 1999.
Zeugma is just one of several newly unearthed cities reshaping ancient history.
Originally excavated in part by Turkish and French teams, Zeugma revealed a dozen of the most perfectly preserved Roman mosaics ever found earlier this year.
The mayor and city council of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey had invited Kinzer on May 26 for a ceremony where he would be awarded honorary citizenship of the city in recognition of his reporting years ago that resulted in saving the exquisite Roman mosaics of Zeugma from being lost to flooding and in the eventual construction of Zeugma Museum that helped attract tourists to the city.
Zeugma, from a Greek word meaning "yoke," features the omission of a verb or surprising use of the same verb, creating a striking yoking of two nouns:
9-10 l'isocolon della frase dichiarativa "Huia el viento a su gruta, | el horror a su cabana" con zeugma del verbo si trasforma in proposizione vocativo-esortativa "O vint, jo, jo, pai cres | oror, tal to capan!" con l'ellissi del verbo, l'iterazione dell'avverbio "jo, jo" [gio, gio], la sostituzione di "gruta" con "cres" [rupi] al v.
Zeugma = one word in two senses but pronounced once [Here I cheat, for my favorite is from Pope: "or stain her honour or her new brocade"]
It's not just Bible stuff either; explanations cover classical myths and historical events, alongside all the usual literary technical terms, from alliteration to zeugma.
John's, and is co-founder and editor of Zeugma Literary Journal.
The rhetoric of the text itself, in particular the self-deprecating irony of the first prologue; the festive, mock-heroic manner that permeates both the diegetic and mimetic planes, beginning with the 1605 title; the frequently stylized language, manifested in the recourse to anaphora, polysyndeton, bimembration, zeugma, Cesarean veni, vidi, vici constructions, and other devices; the malleable main characters, who can be adapted to whatever form the plot demands of them--all of these serve to set the Quijote apart from the modern, realistic novel and bring it closer to the postmodern free-form narrative of more recent times.