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    Author Corbeill, Anthony, 1960- author.

    Title Nature embodied : gesture in ancient Rome / Anthony Corbeill.
    Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2004]

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    Descript 1 online resource : illustrations.
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-186) and indexes.
    Summary "Bodily gesture. A Roman worshipper spins in a circle in front of a temple. Faced with death, a Roman woman tears her hair and beats her breasts. Enthusiastic spectators at a gladiatorial event gesticulate with thumbs. Examining the tantalizing glimpses of ancient bodies offered by surviving Roman sculptures, paintings, and literary texts, Anthony Corbeill analyzes the role of gesture in medical and religious ritual, in the gladiatorial arena, in mourning practice, in aristocratic competition of the late Republic, and in the court of the emperor Tiberius. Adopting approaches from anthropology, gender studies, and ecological theory, Nature Embodied offers both a series of case studies and an overarching narrative of the role and meanings of gesture in ancient Rome."--Jacket.
    Note Print version record.
    Subject Rome -- Social life and customs.
    Gesture -- Rome.
    Latin literature -- History and criticism.
    Gesture in literature.
    Gesture. (OCoLC)fst00942279
    Gesture in literature. (OCoLC)fst00942289
    Latin literature. (OCoLC)fst00993331
    Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
    Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
    Romeinse oudheid.
    Gebaren.
    Lichaamstaal.
    Sociale aspecten.
    Gestik
    Römisches Reich
    PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
    Römisches Reich.
    Roman World -- history.
    Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    Electronic books.
    ISBN/ISSN 9780691187808 (electronic bk.)
    0691187800 (electronic bk.)
    0691074941
    9780691074948


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