A Cry for Help. A New Letter from the Yale Collection


The new text is a private letter, in which the writer sends a cry for help describing himself as naked. I discuss the distinctive uses of γυμνός and show how this word changes from its literal sense into a more abstract meaning.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p768

Keywords: Γυμνός; improper appearance; insolvent; fleece; mutual favor

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