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From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-killing in Classical Antiquity
     

From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-killing in Classical Antiquity

by Anton J. L. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134953783
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
2 MB

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