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Title Valuing others in classical antiquity / edited by Ralph M. Rosen and Ineke Sluiter.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Series Mnemosyne. Supplements ; v. 323. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 323.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Subject Social values -- Greece.
Social values -- Rome.
Difference (Philosophy)
Group identity -- Greece -- History.
Group identity -- Rome -- History.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Rome -- Civilization.
Alt Name Rosen, Ralph Mark.
Sluiter, I. (Ineke)
Description 1 online resource (xii, 476 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents General introduction / Ineke Sluiter and Ralph Rosen -- Classical Greek urbanism : a social Darwinian view / John Bintliff -- Shared sanctuaries and the gods of others : on the meaning of 'common' in Herodotus 8.144 / Irene Polinskaya -- Kharis, Kharites, festivals, and social peace in the classical Greek city / Nick Fisher -- Communal values in ancient diplomacy / Sarah Bolmarcich -- Tecmessa's legacy : valuing outsiders in Athens' democracy / Robert W. Wallace -- The instrumental value of others and institutional change : an Athenian case study / Josiah Ober -- Visibility and social evaluation in Athenian litigation / Eveline van't Wout -- Helping and community in the Athenian lawcourts / Matthew R. Christ -- Are fellow citizens friends? : Aristotle versus Cicero on philia, amicitia, and social solidarity / David Konstan -- Pricing the invaluable : Socrates and the value of friendship / Tazuko van Berkel -- On belonging in Plato's lysis / Albert Joosse -- Not valuing others : reflections of social cohesion in the characters of Theophrastus / Ivo Volt -- Evaluating others and evaluating oneself in Epictetus' discourses / Gerard J. Boter -- Human connections and paternal evocations : two elite Roman women writers and the valuing of others / Judith P. Hallett -- Quid tibi ego videor in epistulis? : Cicero's verecundia / Cynthia Damon -- Citizen as enemy in Sallust's Bellum catilinae / Aislinn Melchior -- Valuing others in the gladiatorial barracks / Kathleen M. Coleman.
Summary How does a discourse of 'valuing others' help to make a group a group? The fifth in a series exploring 'ancient values', this book investigates what value terms and evaluative concepts were used in Greece and Rome to articulate the idea that people 'belong together', as a family, a group, a polis, a community, or just as fellow human beings. Human communities thrive on prosocial behavior. In eighteen chapters, ranging from Greek tragedy to the Roman gladiators, and from house architecture to the concept of friendship, this book demonstrates how such behavior is anchored and promoted by culturally specific expressions of evaluative discourse. Valuing others in classical antiquity should be of interest to linguists, literary scholars, historians, and philosophers alike.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004192331 (electronic bk.)
9004192336 (electronic bk.)
9789004189218 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004189211 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 812943023
Additional Format Print version: Valuing others in classical antiquity. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004189218 (DLC) 2010029093 (OCoLC)647901923