From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-Killing in Classical Antiquity

From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-Killing in Classical Antiquity

by Anton J. L. van Hooff, Gorp Regenmortel Van, A. Van Hooff
     
 

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Using almost a thousand case studies, both real and fictional, Dr van Hooff provides us with a unique and engaging insight into self-killing in the Graeco-Roman world.
The author analyses the methods and motives which lie behind self-killing relating them to ancient popular morality as it appears in the various media and traces the development of the concept of

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Using almost a thousand case studies, both real and fictional, Dr van Hooff provides us with a unique and engaging insight into self-killing in the Graeco-Roman world.
The author analyses the methods and motives which lie behind self-killing relating them to ancient popular morality as it appears in the various media and traces the development of the concept of self-murder, as opposed to the original idea of autothanasia, which lies at the root of the Christian abhorrence of suicide.

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ISBN-13:
9780415040556
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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