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By Christina Clark,Edith Foster,Judith P. Hallett

Donald Lateiner, in his groundbreaking paintings The Sardonic Smile, offered the 1st thorough learn of nonverbal habit in Homeric epics, drawing an important contrast among old and sleek gesture and demonstrating the intrinsic relevance of this “silent language” to mental, social, and anthropological experiences of the traditional world.

Using Lateiner’s paintings as a touchstone, the students in Kinesis study the depiction of feelings, gestures, and different nonverbal cues in historical Greek and Roman texts and look at the right language used to depict them. person members research genres starting from historiography and epic to tragedy, philosophy, and vase ornament. They discover proof as disparate as Pliny’s depiction of animal feelings, Plato’s presentation of Aristophanes’ hiccups, and Thucydides’ use of verb tenses. Sophocles’ deployment of silence is taken into account, as are Lucan’s depiction of loss of life and the conversing items of the medieval Alexander Romance.

This assortment can be useful to students learning Greek and Roman society and literature, in addition to to those that research the imitation of historic literature in later societies. Jargon is refrained from and all passages in historic languages are translated, making this quantity obtainable to complex undergraduates.

Contributors as well as the quantity editors comprise Jeffrey Rusten, Rosaria Vignolo Munson, Hans-Peter Stahl, Carolyn Dewald, Rachel Kitzinger, Deborah Boedeker, Daniel P. Tompkins, John Marincola, Carolin Hahnemann, Ellen Finkelpearl, Hanna M. Roisman, Eliot Wirshbo, James V. Morrison, Bruce Heiden, Daniel B. Levine, and Brad L. Cook.

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