classical source: a passage commonly cited to illustrate or explain a subject or word.
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How to use locus classicus in a sentence
Frey is what happens when you make individual suffering, publically borne, the locus classicus of all literary culture.
A single glance at the locus classicus might have made this error impossible.Natural Law in the Spiritual World | Henry Drummond
A single glance at the locus classicus, might have made this error impossible.Eternal Life | Henry Drummond
The following sections of this book are the locus classicus for these popular superstitions.The Religious Experience of the Roman People | W. Warde Fowler
The expression “wisdom,” as it is employed in the locus classicus, Prov.
The locus classicus for this is generally taken to be Mme. de Maintenon's well-known letter about her brother's housekeeping.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 | George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for locus classicus
an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work
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