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  • adjective Asian
  • adjective Describing any of several unrelated languages spoken in Asia Minor and surrounding areas


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  • Mario Pei classifies their language as "Asianic" along with other little known languages in the region like Bythinian, Cappadocian, Pisidian, Carian , Mysian, Lycaonian and Lydian. BARBARIAN NAMES.

  • Known as far and away the most promising orator among the younger men, like the dead Crassus Orator he affected the Asianic style, and was as gracefully calculated in his gestures as he was golden of voice, language, and rhetorical devices.

    The Grass Crown

  • It was said persuasively, reasonably, without any of the grander periods and gestures of Asianic rhetoric, and as he warmed to his peroration Saturninus began to believe that he would make them, the pigheaded members of this elite body, see at last where the vision of men like Gaius Marius — and himself! — would lead their beloved Rome.

    The First Man in Rome

  • It is the bombast and the futile rules of the Asianic creed against which he flings his unsparing scazons.



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