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Riassunto: Well before Aristotle's Rhetoric elucidated the elements of verbal style that give writing its persuasive power, Greek poets and prose authors understood the importance of style in creating compelling characters to engage an audience. And because their works were composed in predominantly oral settings, their sense of style included not only the characters' manner of speaking, but also their appearance and deportment. From Homeric epic to classical tragedy and oratory, verbal and visual cues work hand-in-hand to create distinctive styles for literary characters. In this book, Nancy Worman investigates the development and evolution of ideas about style in archaic and classical literature through a study of representations of Odysseus and Helen. She demonstrates that, as liars and imitators, pleasing storytellers, and adept users of costume, these two figures are especially skillful manipulators of style. In tracing the way literary representations of them changed through time - from Homer's positive portrayal of their subtle self-presentations to the sharply polarized portrayals of these same subtleties in classical tragedy and oratory - Worman also uncovers a nascent awareness among the Greek writers that style may be used not only to persuade but also to distract and deceive.
Sinossi: As in the modern theatre, Greek writers knew that changing a character's accent, costume and gesture could deceive an audience into thinking he is playing someone or something different. Both visual and verbal effects were used in Greek literature to persuade, deceive, distract and engage with an audience. Here, Nancy Worman explores just how this was achieved through studying the stylistic strategies employed by the characters Odysseus and Helen across different periods and literary genres.
Titolo: The Cast of Character: Style in Greek ...
Casa editrice: University of Texas Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802927915583.0
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2002. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP86341156
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press 2002., 2002. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Hardcover. 8vo. 274pp. Condition: Book - Very Good; Dustjacket - Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 7168
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria 003760
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0292791550
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 292791550
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0292791550