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Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Cornell University Press
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habitus mentis enim in corporis status cernitur (St. Ambrose)....

Detailed, thoroughly bibliographed (slightly dry) academic studies of gesture. The Chapters are (I will add details as I go along):

Introduction. Keith Thomas (Very interesting). pp. 1-14
Ch. 1: Walking, Standing, and Sitting in Ancient Greek Culture. Jan Bremmer (Sterling scholarship), 15-35
Ch. 2: Gestures and Conventions (in Roman Oratory/Quintillian) and Stage). Fritz Graf
(in oratory, gesture was part of actio/hypokrisis and was
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