Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

by Emily Katz Anhalt

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ISBN-13: 9780300239966
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,250,216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Emily Katz Anhalt teaches classical languages and literature at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

A Note on the Texts, Translations, and Notes xiii

Introduction: The Power of Stories 1

1 Passions and Priorities (Iliad 1) 13

2 Them and Us (Iliad 6) 29

3 Cultivating Rational Thought (Iliad 9) 51

4 Violence, Vengeance, and a Glimpse of Victory (Iliad 10-24) 80

5 The Dangers of Democratic Decision Making (Sophocles' Ajax) 115

6 The Abuse of Power and Its Consequences (Euripides' Hecuba) 149

Conclusion: The Ends of Self-Government 184

Notes 197

Bibliography 233

Index 255

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