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.
|Numero di pagine||27|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|
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