The collection of sententiae associated with the mimographer Publilius and its portrayal of laughter, tears, and silence

Panayotakis, C. (2013) The collection of sententiae associated with the mimographer Publilius and its portrayal of laughter, tears, and silence. Logeion, 3, pp. 101-119.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is two-fold: to provide an up-to-date overview of the main problems pertaining to the purpose and transmission of a collection of apophthegms (sententiae), associated with the mime-actor and mimographer Publilius, and to discuss the portrayal of laughter, tears, and silence in the collection. I explore the image that was projected through the sententiae with regard to the above manifestations of non-verbal behaviour, and show how this projection squared with the portrayal of laughter, tears, and silence in select literary writings, including the collection of one-line apophthegms associated with Menander. I finish by suggesting reasons for this portrayal.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Panayotakis, Professor Costas
Authors: Panayotakis, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Journal Name:Logeion
Publisher:Crete University Press
ISSN:2241-2425
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Crete University Press
First Published:First published in Logeion 3:101-119
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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