Our aim is to show how in the image of the barbarian, of the 'otherness', the Greek culture has largely made use of the linguistic aspect, the voices, the sounds of the non-Greek world. The Greek attitude to link the barbarian language to the animal sphere and to recognize a sort of pathological state in it, is clearly present in meaningful passages from epic literature, drama works, historiography, Aristotelian and Aristotelian school treatises. It is a 'non-language' totally equivalent to utter silence due to its negative effects on communication and social relationships. In its most radical aspects the barbarian world is given the connotation of aglossia, i. e. absolute silence and extreme end between the Greek and barbarian distinction.

Aglossos gaia: il silenzio dei barbari.

FILENI, MARIA GRAZIA
2015-01-01

Abstract

Our aim is to show how in the image of the barbarian, of the 'otherness', the Greek culture has largely made use of the linguistic aspect, the voices, the sounds of the non-Greek world. The Greek attitude to link the barbarian language to the animal sphere and to recognize a sort of pathological state in it, is clearly present in meaningful passages from epic literature, drama works, historiography, Aristotelian and Aristotelian school treatises. It is a 'non-language' totally equivalent to utter silence due to its negative effects on communication and social relationships. In its most radical aspects the barbarian world is given the connotation of aglossia, i. e. absolute silence and extreme end between the Greek and barbarian distinction.
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