Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (Yale by Susanna Braund, Glenn W. Most

By Susanna Braund, Glenn W. Most

Anger is located all around the historic international, from the first actual notice of the Iliad via all literary genres and each point of private and non-private existence. but, it's only very lately that classicists, historians, and philosophers have all started to review anger in antiquity. This quantity comprises major new reviews via authors from diversified disciplines and international locations at the literary, philosophical, clinical, and political facets of old anger.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (Yale Classical Studies XXXII) PDF

Best ancient & medieval literature books

Marriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stage

From the 14th century to the center of the seventeenth, adjustments in marriage legislation affected literary depictions of marriage in marked methods, in accordance with Kathryn Jacobs's astute interdisciplinary remedy of nuptial contracts. She relates the alterations in marriage legislations and likewise the enforcement guidelines of church courts to the altering literary remedy of marriage in Chaucer's paintings, in medieval secret performs, and within the Renaissance performs of the overdue sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace

This number of freshly commissioned essays covers the complete variety of the works of an incredibly flexible and cutting edge poet. The essays introduce readers to various serious ways to Horace and to Latin poetry, in addition to a few varied contexts--political, philosophical, historic.

Emperor Julian: Panegyric and Polemic

This assortment makes on hand in English for the 1st time the panegyric of Claudius Mamertinus (Panegyrici Latini XI/3), a considerable a part of the treatise of John Chrysostom on St. Babylas and opposed to Julian (de S. Babyla c. Julianum et gentiles XIV-XIX), and Emphrem Syrus’ Hymns opposed to Julian.

The Historia Iherosolimitana of Robert the Monk

Robert the Monk's historical past of the 1st campaign (1095-99), which was once most likely accomplished c. 1110, was once within the nature of a medieval "bestseller", proving through a ways the most well-liked narrative of the crusade's occasions; the variety of surviving manuscript copies some distance exceeds these of the numerous different bills of the crusades written within the early a long time of the 12th century, while literary retellings of the crusaders' exploits have been a lot trendy.

Additional resources for Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (Yale Classical Studies XXXII)

Example text

In considering the Homeric evidence, we need to recognize that there exists a multiplicity of terms which we regard as anger-terms whose meaning, reference, and usage must be investigated on an individual basis; given that, as noted above, the conceptualization and labeling of emotional experience can be, to a large extent, constitutive of that experience for the individual, we need to be attentive to the possibility that the terminology of other cultures may map the emotional landscape in ways that are different to our own.

136). On anger at the killer of a comrade-in-arms, see Lendon (2000) 5–11. 336–7. For example, the anger of male drivers when they lose their way, often compounded by the well-intentioned intervention of female passengers. 28 d . l. ”73 One might compare the commonly recognized element of anger in the grief (both spontaneous and ritualized) of those who have lost a loved one in ordinary circumstances;74 if blame and resentment enter into the ideation of the mourner even where the loss is not attributable to human agency, it is easy to see how genuine anger might arise where a specific human being or group of human beings can be identified as killer.

Cf. 605–6 (killing offender as expression of ch¯oesthai). 678–9; cf. 54. 110; cf. 584. 678 (Achilles is unwilling to “extinguish [sbessai] his cholos”) is not a “fire” metaphor, much less that that it “is not a metaphor at all,” as Clarke (1999: 94–5 and n. 85) would have it; the parallels which Clarke adduces for a less specific sense can all likewise be taken as metaphorical. K¨ovecses (2000: 167) notes that the “anger is hunger” metaphor, though found in English, is considerably more prominent in Zulu.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 14 votes