A favoring of or accessory on Athenians
- A favoring of, or accessory to, the Athenians.
- The style and idiom of this Greek language, employed by the Athenians; a brief and stylish phrase.
(n.) A favoring of, or attachment to, the Athenians.
- (n.) The style and idiom of Greek language, utilized by the Athenians; a concise and stylish expression.
With the general decay of ancient civilization under the Roman empire, even scientific research ceased, and though there were literary revivals, like that connected with the new Atticism under the Antonine emperors, these were mainly imitative and artificial, and even learning became at last under the Byzantine emperors a jejune and formal tradition (see Greek Literature).