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Author Bettini, Maurizio.
Uniform Title Orecchie di Hermes. English.
Title The ears of Hermes : communication, images, and identity in the classical world / Maurizio Bettini ; translated by William Michael Short.
Published Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  PA3009 .B4813 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xv, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Hermes' ears : places and symbols of communication in ancient culture -- Brutus the fool -- Mos, mores, and mos maiorum : the invention of morality in Roman culture -- Face to face in ancient Rome : the vocabulary of physical appearance in Latin -- Sosia and his substitute : thinking the double at Rome -- Ghosts of exile : doubles and nostalgia in Vergil's Parva troia -- Death and its double : imagines, ridiculum, and honos in the Roman aristocratic funeral -- Argumentum.
Language Translated from the Italian.
Subject Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and anthropology -- Greece.
Literature and anthropology -- Rome.
Hermes (Greek deity) -- In literature.
Related Names Short, William Michael, 1977-
ISBN 0814211704 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814211700 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814292716 (cd-rom)
0814292712 (cd-rom)
Standard # 40020277157
OCLC number 723528889