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Hope, joy, and affection in the classical world

Author: Ruth Rothaus Caston; Robert A Kaster
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Emotions of the past.
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Scholarship on the emotions in classical antiquity has focused almost entirely on negative emotions, but that is not because the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotions. The chapters in this collection show that there are representations of positive emotions - considered here under the headings of 'hope', 'joy', and 'affection' - extending from archaic Greek poetry, through the philosophical  Read more...
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Hope, joy, and affection in the classical world.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015038589
(OCoLC)926050477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Rothaus Caston; Robert A Kaster
ISBN: 9780190603786 019060378X 9780190278304 0190278307
OCLC Number: 944211305
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster --
I. Hope --
Douglas Cairns, Metaphors for hope in archaic and classical Greek poetry --
Damien Nelis, Emotion in Vergil's Georgics : farming and the politics of hope --
Laurel Fulkerson, "Torn between hope and despair" : narrative foreshadowing and suspense in the Greek novel --
II. Joy and happiness --
Ruth R. Caston, The irrepressibility of joy in Roman comedy --
Michael C.J. Putnam, Horatius Felix --
Margaret Graver, Anatomies of joy : Seneca and the Gaudium tradition --
Christopher Gill, Positive emotions in stoicism : are they enough? --
III. Fellow-feeling and kindness --
Ed Sanders, Generating goodwill and friendliness in Attic forensic oratory --
David Armstrong, Utility and affection in Epicurean friendship : Philodemus on the Gods 3, On property management, and Horace, Sermones 2.6 --
Gillian Clark, Caritas : Augustine on love and fellow-feeling --
Martha Nussbaum, "If you could see this heart" : Mozart's mercy.
Series Title: Emotions of the past.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth R. Caston, Robert A. Kaster.

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For all the interest in emotions in antiquity, there has been little study of positive emotions. This collection aims to redress the balance with eleven studies of emotions like hope, joy, good will,  Read more...

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