la suasoria nella preghiera agli dei: percorso diacronico dalla commedia alla tragedia

Daniela Averna, Daniela Averna

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Abstract

My argument concerns ways of communicating with divinities,by detailed analysis of the suasoria in a diachronic routethrough Greek and Latin comic and tragic theatrical texts. Particularattention is paid to the Latin palliata and, through the epic filter,to the Senecan tragic corpus.Thetrait d’union is the prayer of thefaithful to the gods who are “orati” for favours received (e.g. ashappens in the Plautine corpus), or for favours to be received (ascan be seen paradigmatically in the Senecan Hercules Oetaeus). Ipresent an interdisciplinary analysis of the intersection of rhetoric,religion, and theatre, looking into sub specie suasoriae through thelinguistic examination of the “text present” to eventually the “textabsent,” that is, the epochal social, religious and anthropologicaldimension linked to the “word.” Study of “linguistic rejects” is ofgreat help, that is, of the rhetorical and stylistic forms that are extremelyeffective above all in the religio-liturgical context. Throughthis research that also highlights the captatio benevolentiae connota-tive of the suasoria, I would like to add to the results relating to thedecodification of religious and behavioural codes even through theuse of parody.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)19-46
Numero di pagine27
RivistaRhetorica
Volume27
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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