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The actio of Odysseus and of the Fourth-Century Rhetors in the Commentaries of the Ancients

Alesssandra Manieri    Università del Salento    

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abstract

The article reflects on the static position taken by Odysseus during the embassy to Troy described in Il. 3.312, and takes into account the points of view of ancient commentators. In particular, in the light of the debate on oratorical gestures that contrasted Aeschines and Demosthenes, we discuss the comment of Eustathius of Thessalonica who considered Odysseus as a precursor of performative attitudes that will be typical of the orators of the classical age.

Published
June 30, 2022
Accepted
April 1, 2022
Submitted
March 8, 2022
Language
IT

Keywords: ActioAeschinesRhetoric in HomerEustathius of ThessalonicaDemosthenes

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