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Title Hope, joy, and affection in the classical world / edited by Ruth R. Caston, Robert A. Kaster.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Series Emotions of the past
Emotions of the past.
Subject Hope -- Social aspects -- History.
Joy -- Social aspects -- History.
Emotions in literature.
Emotions (Philosophy)
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Rome -- Intellectual life.
Greece -- Intellectual life -- To 146 B.C.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Caston, Ruth Rothaus,
Kaster, Robert A.,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 schools of the Epicureans and Stoics, to the Christianity of Augustine, and while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780190603786 (electronic bk.)
019060378X (electronic bk.)
9780190278304 (electronic bk.)
0190278307 (electronic bk.)
9780190278298 (print)
0190278293 (print)
OCLC # 944211305
Additional Format Print version: Hope, joy, and affection in the classical world. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] 9780190278298 (DLC) 2015038589 (OCoLC)926050477


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