The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature
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Passions in Roman Thought and Literature by Professor Susanna Morton Braund
Book DescriptionEssays by an international team of scholars in Latin literature and ancient philosophy explore the understanding of emotions (or 'passions') in Roman thought and literature. Building on work on Hellenistic theories of emotion and on philosophy as therapy, they look closely at the interface between ancient philosophy (especially Stoic and Epicurean), rhetorical theory, conventional Roman thinking and literary portrayal. There are searching studies of the emotional thought-world of a range of writers including Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Seneca, Statius, Tacitus and Juvenal. Issues of debate such as the ethical colour of Aeneas's angry killing of Turnus at the end of the Aeneid are placed in a broad and illuminating perspective. Written in clear and non-technical language, with Greek and Latin translated, the volume opens up a fascinating area on the borders of philosophy and literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521473910
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Susanna Morton Braund
Ancient Anger, Paperback (May 2007)
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Passions in Roman Thought and Literature, Paperback (January 2007)
Understanding the emotions or 'passions' in key literary and intellectual Latin writings.
Tragic Idea, Paperback (June 2006)
We attribute a tragic quality to many things - works, experiences, values, events - but we forget how modern this idea is. This book traces the rise of the tragic idea from early Romanticism to late Modernism. It maps one of the most absorbing philosophical conversations in modernity: the debate about the tragic meaning of life.
Juvenal and Persius, Hardback (October 2004)» View all books by Professor Susanna Morton Braund
Bite and wit characterize two seminal and stellar authors in the history of satirical writing, Persius (34 62 CE) and Juvenal (writing about sixty years later). The latter especially had a lasting influence on English writers of the Renaissance and succeeding centuries.
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