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STYLIZATION OF THE BODY AND EMBODIED VALUES IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY


Maria Luisa Catoni

 

The paper investigates the ways in which ancient Greek political philosophy from the IVth century BCE analyzed the role and function of bodily figures and, more generally, the mimetic technai. The cross-media dimension of the codified language of bodily schemata – as well as the latter's alleged capacity to imitate invisible entities – emerge as the most relevant traits from a political perspective.