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When a Gesture Was Expected : A Selection of Examples from Archaic and Classical Greek Literature (Hardcover)

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"By focusing on gestures, facial expressions, and other nonverbal means of communication implied in Greek literature, Alan Boegehold gives the reader new tools with which to read long-famous works. He knows Greece, the Greek people, and Greek customs and popular culture, and draws on this data bank not only to reveal new meanings but also to show that some 'corrections' made by editors and commentators in the texts are unnecessary--sometimes even wrong. There is no other book like this in the field."--Mortimer Chambers, University of California, Los Angeles

""When a Gesture Was Expected" conveys a huge amount of learning and fascinating material. Its central thesis, that the Greeks have always accompanied their speech with a wide range of gestures and that the ancients saw these gestures as an integral part of the speech act itself, is certainly correct and needs saying."--Carolyn Dewald, University of Southern California


Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780691002637
SKU 209199895
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0691002630
Release Date 12/17/2012
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