On weaving and sewing as technical terms for ancient Greek verbal arts

On weaving and sewing as metaphors for ancient Greek verbal arts

2017.01.18 | By Gregory Nagy In the light of new research published on the technologies of fabric work in premodern societies, I have been rethinking my formulations about traditional metaphors that were used in ancient Greek verbal arts for the original purpose of comparing these arts to the arts of weaving and sewing. Detail from the François Vase, Florence, Museo Archeologico Etrusco, 4209. Drawing after E. B. Abrahams, Greek Dress:… Read more

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