Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 July 2005

264 Pages | 4 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195140781

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Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Robert A. Kaster

Classical Culture and Society

Emotion, Restraint, and Community examines the ways in which emotions, and talk about emotions, interacted with the ethics of the Roman upper classes in the late Republic and early Empire. By considering how various Roman forms of fear, dismay, indignation, and revulsion created an economy of displeasure that shaped society in constructive ways, the book casts new light both on the Romans and on cross-cultural understanding of emotions.