New PDF release: Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens

By Nancy Worman

ISBN-10: 0521182565

ISBN-13: 9780521182560

ISBN-10: 0521857872

ISBN-13: 9780521857871

This learn of the language of insult charts abuse in classical Athenian literature that centres at the mouth and its appetites, particularly conversing, consuming, ingesting, and sexual actions. Attic comedy, Platonic discussion, and fourth-century oratory frequently install insulting depictions of the mouth and its excesses that allows you to deride specialist audio system as sophists, demagogues, and ladies. even though the styles of images explored are very popular in historical invective and later western literary traditions, this is often the 1st booklet to debate this phenomenon in classical literature. It responds to a turning out to be curiosity in either abusive speech genres and the illustration of the physique, illuminating an iambic discourse that isolates the intemperate mouth as a visual logo of behaviours ridiculed within the democratic arenas of classical Athens.

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