The aim of this paper is to show how the pragmatics of communication can specifically contribute to the study of gestures in Plautus’ comedies. In particular, some essential methodological insights are highlighted through the analysis of a case study (the kiss in Stichus 89-92), in order to focus on how a pragmatic approach to gestures may lead to a better understanding of Plautus’ texts.

The Kiss in Plautus’ Stichus: Notes on Gestures and Words in View of a Pragmatics of Comic Communication

Renata Raccanelli
2020-01-01

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The aim of this paper is to show how the pragmatics of communication can specifically contribute to the study of gestures in Plautus’ comedies. In particular, some essential methodological insights are highlighted through the analysis of a case study (the kiss in Stichus 89-92), in order to focus on how a pragmatic approach to gestures may lead to a better understanding of Plautus’ texts.
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Plautus' Stichus
gesture
pragmatics of communication in classical texts
osculum
anagnorisis
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