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Pity transformed / David Konstan.

Author/Creator:
Konstan, David, author.
Publication:
London, England ; New York, New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (192 p.)
Series:
Classical inter/faces.
Classical Inter/faces
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Subjects:
Sympathy in literature.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Classical literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
""Pity Transformed"" is an examination of how pity was imagined and expressed in classical antiquity. It pays particular attention to the ways in which the pity of the Greeks and Romans differed from modern ideas. Among the topics investigated in this study are the appeal to pity in courts of law and the connection between pity and desert; the relation between pity and love or intimacy; self-pity; the role of pity in war and its relation to human rights and human dignity; divine pity from paganism to Christianity; and why pity was considered an emotion. This book will lead readers to ponder ho
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Pity as an Emotion; 1. Pity and the Law; 2. Pity versus Compassion; 3. Pity and Power; 4. Divine Pity; Conclusion; Appendix: Aristotle on Pity and Pain; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 14, 2015).
ISBN:
1-4725-0231-0
OCLC:
902957971