Synopses & Reviews
"It's the first book which revisits Greek and Latin theories of signs from the point of view of a profound classical scholarship and a paramount knowledge of contemporary semiotics debates."
Theories of the Sign in Classical Antiquity is a brilliant study of the origin of semiotics and sign theory. Giovanni Manetti seeks to discover the common thread that runs through the classical world from the very beginning of human thought to the fourth century A.D.
About the Author
GIOVANNI MANETTI is a teacher and researcher in the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Bologna. CHRISTINE RICHARDSON is in the Department of Languages at the University of Bologna.
Table of Contents
One. Mesopotamian Divination
Two. Greek Divination
Three. Signs and Semiosic Processes in Greek Medincine
Five. Language and Signs in Aristotle
Six. Theory of Language and Semiotics in the Stoic Philosophers
Seven. Inference and Language in Epicurus
Eight. Philodemus: De Signis
Nine. Latin Rhetoric