Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen

Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen

by Susanna Braund
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182625X

ISBN-13: 9780521826259

Pub. Date: 02/09/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Anger is found everywhere in the ancient world, from the very first word of the Iliad through all literary genres and every aspect of public and private life. Yet, it is only very recently that classicists, historians, and philosophers have begun to study anger in antiquity. This volume includes significant new studies by authors from different disciplines and

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Anger is found everywhere in the ancient world, from the very first word of the Iliad through all literary genres and every aspect of public and private life. Yet, it is only very recently that classicists, historians, and philosophers have begun to study anger in antiquity. This volume includes significant new studies by authors from different disciplines and countries on the literary, philosophical, medical, and political aspects of ancient anger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826259
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Series:
Yale Classical Studies Series, #32
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction Susanna Braund and Glenn W. Most; 1. Ethics, ethology, terminology: Iliadic anger and the cross-cultural study of emotion D. L. Cairns; 2. Anger and pity in Homer's Iliad Glenn W. Most; 3. Angry bees, wasps and jurors: the symbolic politics of orge in Athens D. S. Allen; 4. Aristotle on anger and the emotions: the strategies of status David Konstan; 5. The rage of women W. V. Harris; 6. Thumos as masculine ideal and social pathology in ancient Greek magical spells Christopher A. Faraone; 7. Anger and gender in Chariton's Chaereas and Callirhoe J. H. D. Scourfield; 8. 'Your mother nursed you with bile': anger in babies and small children Ann Ellis Hanson; 9. Reactive and objective attitudes: anger in Virgil's Aeneid and Hellenistic philosophy Christopher Gill; 10. The angry poet and the angry gods: problems of theodicy in Lucan's epic of defeat Elaine Fantham; 11. An ABC of epic ira: anger, beasts and cannibalism Susanna Braund and Giles Gilbert; References; Index of passages cited; Index of proper names; Index of topics.

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