Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Paperback | October 29, 2007

byRobert Kaster

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Classical Culture and Society (Series Editors: Joseph A. Farrell, University of Pennsylvania, and Ian Morris, Stanford University) is a new series from Oxford that emphasizes innovative, imaginative scholarship by leading scholars in the field of ancient culture. Among the topics covered willbe the historical and cultural background of Greek and Roman literary texts; the production and reception of cultural artifacts; the economic basis of culture; the history of ideas, values, and concepts; and the relationship between politics and/or social practice and ancient forms of symbolicexpression (religion, art, language, and ritual, among others). Interdisciplinary approaches and original, broad-ranging research form the backbone of this series, which will serve classicists as well as appealing to scholars and educated readers in related fields. Emotion, Restraint, and Community examines the ways in w hich 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 ofdispleasure that shaped society in constructive ways, the book casts new light both on the Romans and on cross-cultural understanding of emotions.

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Classical Culture and Society (Series Editors: Joseph A. Farrell, University of Pennsylvania, and Ian Morris, Stanford University) is a new series from Oxford that emphasizes innovative, imaginative scholarship by leading scholars in the field of ancient culture. Among the topics covered willbe the historical and cultural background of...

Robert Kaster is a Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:October 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195336070

ISBN - 13:9780195336078

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"Emotion, Restraint, and Community is a first-rate and timely book. It makes the clearest case that one is liable to encounter for the social (cognitive) basis of Roman emotions and makes, at the same time, a very strong argument for the continuity of these values throughout Roman paganexperience.... [A] deeply personal and very powerful book."--American Journal of Philology