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The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature

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Susanna Morton Braund, Christopher Gill, D. P. Fowler, Andrew Erskine, Marcus Wilson, Alessandro Schiesaro, Ruth Webb, D. S. Levene, Joan Booth, M. R. Wright, Elaine Fantham
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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030908

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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.

    • Close study of the interface between ancient theory and literary presentation of emotions
    • Wide range of Latin authors, including the leading scholars in Latin literature and thought
    • Accessible and with all quotations translated
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    "...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

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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030908
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.417kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Conventions
    Introduction: about this volume Susanna Morton Braund and Christopher Gill
    Introduction: the emotions in Greco-Roman philosophy Christopher Gill
    1. Epicurean anger D. P. Fowler
    2. Cicero and the expression of grief Andrew Erskine
    3. The subjugaton of grief in Seneca's Epistles Marcus Wilson
    4. A passion unconsoled? Grief and anger in Juvenal Satire 13 Susanna Morton Braund
    5. Passion, reason and knowledge in Seneca's tragedies Alessandro Schiesaro
    6. Imagination and the arousal of the emotions in Greco-Roman rhetoric Ruth Webb
    7. Pity, fear and the historical audience: Tacitus on the fall of Vitellius D. S. Levene
    8. All in the mind: sickness in Catullus 76 Joan Booth
    9. Ferox uirtus: anger in Virgil's Aeneid M. R. Wright
    10. 'Envy and fear the begetter of hate': Statius' Thebaid and the genesis of hatred Elaine Fantham
    11. Passion as madness in Roman poetry Christopher Gill
    Bibliography
    Index of ancient passages
    General index.

  • Authors

    Susanna Morton Braund, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Christopher Gill, University of Exeter

    Contributors

    Susanna Morton Braund, Christopher Gill, D. P. Fowler, Andrew Erskine, Marcus Wilson, Alessandro Schiesaro, Ruth Webb, D. S. Levene, Joan Booth, M. R. Wright, Elaine Fantham

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