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In the orbit of love : affection in ancient Greece and Rome

Author: David Konstan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about love in the classical world - not erotic passion but the love that binds together intimate members of a family and close friends, but may also include a wider range of individuals for whom we care deeply. Among the topics discussed are friendship, loyalty, gratitude, grief, and civic solidarity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Konstan
ISBN: 9780190887889 0190887885 9780190904579 0190904577
OCLC Number: 1039094813
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Loyalty: the missing virtue --
Gratitude and liberality --
Grief and the self --
Love and the state --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Konstan.

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For a long time David Konstan has been our leading interpreter of Greek and Roman friendly love. In this masterful new book, he achieves yet deeper insights, showing how an ideal of disinterested Read more...

 
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