March 7, 2017

Bodies and Boundaries in Graeco-Roman Antiquity by Thorsten Fögen, Thorsten Fogen, Mireille M. Lee

By Thorsten Fögen, Thorsten Fogen, Mireille M. Lee

Within the Graeco-Roman global, the cosmic order was once enacted, partially, via our bodies. The evaluative divisions among, for instance, men and women, people and animals, ""barbarians"" and ""civilized"" humans, slaves and unfastened voters, or mortals and immortals, may all be performed out around the terrain of somatic distinction, embedded because it was once inside wider social and cultural matrices.This quantity explores those thematics of our bodies and limits: to check the ways that our bodies, lived and imagined, have been implicated in problems with cosmic order and social enterprise in classical antiquity. It specializes in the physique in functionality (especially in a rhetorical context), the erotic physique, the dressed physique, pagan and Christian our bodies in addition to divine our bodies and animal our bodies. The articles draw on a number of facts and ways, disguise a wide chronological and geographical span, and discover the methods our bodies can transgress and dissolve, to boot shore up, or perhaps create, obstacles and hierarchies. This quantity exhibits that limitations are consistently negotiated, shifted and refigured throughout the practices and possibilities of embodiment.

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Fortenbaugh (1985: 281-282) rightly expresses strong reservations about Kayser’s position. 19-27), Cicero’s treatise Orator (54-60) and his dialogue De oratore (esp. 213-227), and Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria (esp. 3). All of these writers divide delivery into voice quality (vox) on the one hand, and gesture (gestus) and facial expression (vultus) on the other. ). Unlike the vocal reflexes, voicequality is a necessary concomitant of speaking. ). ” As we shall see shortly, this definition contains much that could be directly connected with, or even derived from, remarks which are to be found in ancient rhetorical treatises.

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Praec. : ἄγροικον γὰρ τὸ ἀρρενωπὸν καὶ οὐ πρὸς ἁβροῦ και ἐρασμίου ῥήτορος). See Gleason (1995: 126-129) and Gunderson (2000: 149-186). v. 1 (1921), 459-462. On the broader context, see Williams (1999) and Edwards (1993), each with further literature. Similarly Polemon, De phys. 160-164 Foerster (cf. Swain 2007: 376-379) on the philosopher and hermaphrodite Favorinus: he was libidinous and dissolute beyond bounds. His voice was like a woman’s, and likewise his extremities and other bodily parts were equally soft.

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