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The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature - Professor Susanna Morton Braund

The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521473910
Number Of Pages: 280

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New essays by an international team of scholars in Latin literature and ancient philosophy explore the understanding of emotions (or "passions") in Roman thought (especially philosophy and rhetorical theory) and literature. Special features include the wide range of Latin authors discussed (including such famous Latin prose and verse writers as Cicero and Virgil), the fresh and searching studies of key literary texts and the accessibility of the book, in clear and nontechnical language, with Greek and Latin translated.

"...essays in this volume-such as those on Seneca, Tacitus, Statius, and Roman rhetoric-...open up some valuable perspectives on the Aeneid . Karl Galinsky, Vergilius

Introduction: about this volume
Introduction: the emotions in Greco-Roman philosophy
Epicurean anger
Cicero and the expression of grief
The subjugaton of grief in Seneca's Epistles
A passion unconsoled? Grief and anger in Juvenal Satire 13
Passion, reason and knowledge in Seneca's tragedies
Imagination and the arousal of the emotions in Greco-Roman rhetoric
Pity, fear and the historical audience: Tacitus on the fall of Vitellius
All in the mind: sickness in Catullus 76
Ferox uirtus: anger in Virgil's
'Envy and fear the begetter of hate': Statius' Thebaid and the genesis of hatred
Passion as madness in Roman poetry
Index of ancient passages
General index
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ISBN: 9780521473910
ISBN-10: 0521473918
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 28th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58