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  • Nevertheless the term imitatio won an easy and com - plete victory.


  • The term imitatio was gradually being replaced — not by creatio however which be - longed to theology — but by inventio.


  • As the result of such predilections the theory of imitation was pushed aside in the Middle Ages and the term imitatio rarely used.


  • In the ancient schools of rhetoric, parody fell under the aegis of irony, but it developed out of what the Romans called imitatio

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  • While it borrows the narrative architecture of the story told in the gospels, is anchored on several of its iconic moments and uses characters drawn from figures in that story, it is far from a piece of theatre in the imitatio Christi tradition.

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  • This is the principle known in Judaism and other faiths as imitatio dei: "imitating God."

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  • Classical Roman rhetoricians taught the technique as “imitatio.”

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  • The third ability, exercitatio or imitatio (practice), is in fact the exhortatory objective of the dystich and — recalling the fixing gazes of Federico and the goddess Rhetoric — of the Gubbio studiolo in general.

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  • “The function of orthodoxy in all religions is to sanctify daily life and to urge us to achieve our fullest human potential through virtuous practice in our daily life, whether it be the fulfillment of the law in Judaism or Islam or imitatio Christi in Christianity.”

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  • Ebrard of Béthune referred to an imitatio infantium, an idea that further served to valorize the child as a role model, in strong contrast to the ignorant, impotent, paralyzed newborn envisioned by the critics of childhood.

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