Friday, April 10, 2009

Silence as Found Object

The very existence in Greece of a "code of silence" that involves the body and pervades cultural manifestations as diverse as religious rituals, Homeric epic, drama, and medical texts, points to a shared tendency to associate an absence of words with specific gestures and postures; an association, in turn, which suggests that for the Greeks silence was a highly formalized behavior, much more so than it is for us.

(Silvia Montiglio, Silence in the Land of Logos, p. 8)

Labels: , , , , ,

posted by Fido the Yak at 8:24 PM.


Post a Comment

Fido the Yak front page