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By Nancy Worman

This research of the language of insult charts abuse in classical Athenian literature that centres at the mouth and its appetites, specially conversing, consuming, consuming, and sexual actions. Attic comedy, Platonic discussion, and fourth-century oratory usually installation insulting depictions of the mouth and its excesses on the way to deride specialist audio system as sophists, demagogues, and ladies. even supposing the styles of images explored are very sought after in old invective and later western literary traditions, this can be the 1st booklet to debate this phenomenon in classical literature. It responds to a growing to be curiosity in either abusive speech genres and the illustration of the physique, illuminating an iambic discourse that isolates the intemperate mouth as a visual logo of behaviours ridiculed within the democratic arenas of classical Athens.

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