Especially when thinking about its implication for identity and identification, the term mimesis offers a broad variety of meanings. In Ancient Greek, the mim- root (which had been present since the 6th century BCE) also occurred in mîmos —which signified both the actor and the role played—and accordingly, the verb mimeîsthai could mean to “mime” or “imitate.” Nevertheless, it also meant to act out a role or give presence to a character—and consequently the mim- ...

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