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Published: 23 June 2016

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190278298

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Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

Edited by Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster

Emotions of the Past

  • The first book to focus on positive emotions in ancient Greek and Roman thought and literature
  • Includes 11 studies of emotions like hope, joy, good will, and mercy that show some of the complexity these emotions play in ancient literature and thought
  • Considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, and the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances