In archaic and classical Greek poetry the inability to hold one’s tongue and keep silence is a negative value that has repeatedly been criticized. Chattering has dire consequences on both personal and social level. Such an idea is embodied in mythical characters (e.g. Thersites) and in a number of stories, but also in peculiar lexicon, vivid images and metaphors from Homer to lyric poetry (especially Simonides) to theatre.

I nemici del silenzio: «bocche senza porta» e altri ciarlatori nella poesia greca arcaica e classica

Carmine Catenacci
2020

Abstract

In archaic and classical Greek poetry the inability to hold one’s tongue and keep silence is a negative value that has repeatedly been criticized. Chattering has dire consequences on both personal and social level. Such an idea is embodied in mythical characters (e.g. Thersites) and in a number of stories, but also in peculiar lexicon, vivid images and metaphors from Homer to lyric poetry (especially Simonides) to theatre.
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