Why are you holding your hands so awkwardly?
February 8, 2010 1:08 PM Subscribe
In the HBO series Rome
, people who are making formal speeches often make very stylized gestures with their hands. What do these gestures mean?
posted by cider to Society & Culture (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
From what I can gather, this was a common part of the art of rhetoric, but I'd love to hear more about what these gestures were meant to accomplish. Also, if specific gestures have specific meanings, I'd be interested in hearing those details.