When a Gesture Was Expected by Alan L. Boegehold
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When a Gesture Was Expected
By Alan L. Boegehold

When a Gesture Was Expected

A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature

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When a Gesture Was Expected by Alan L. Boegehold

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When a Gesture Was Expected encourages a deeper appreciation of ancient Greek poetry and prose by showing where a nod of the head or a wave of the hand can complete meaning in epic poetry and in tragedy, comedy, oratory, and in works of history and philosophy. All these works anticipated performing readers, and, as a result, they included prompts, places where a gesture could complete a sentence or amplify or comment on the written words. In this radical and highly accessible book, Alan Boegehold urges all readers to supplement the traditional avenues of classical philology with an awareness of the uses of nonverbal communication in Hellenic antiquity. This additional resource helps to explain some persistently confusing syntaxes and to make translations more accurate. It also imparts a living breath to these immortal texts. Where part of a work appears to be missing, or the syntax is irregular, or the words seem contradictory or perverse--without evidence of copyists' errors or physical damage--an ancient author may have been assuming that a performing reader would make the necessary clarifying gesture. Boegehold offers analyses of many such instances in selected passages ranging from Homer to Aeschylus to Plato. He also presents a review of sources of information about such gestures in antiquity as well as thirty illustrations, some documenting millennia-long continuities in nonverbal communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691002637
ISBN-10: 0691002630
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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