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    Friendship in the Classical World (Key Themes in Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) David Konstan, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey

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    DescriptionThis book - the only history of friendship in classical antiquity that exists in English - examines the nature of friendship in Greece and Rome from Homer to the Christian Roman Empire of the fourth century AD. Friendship is conceived of as a voluntary and loving relationship, but there are major shifts in emphasis from the bonding among warriors in epic poetry, to the egalitarian ties characteristic of the Athenian democracy, the status-conscious connections in Rome and the Hellenistic kingdoms, and the commitment to a universal love among Christian writers. Friendship is also examined in relation to erotic love and comradeship, for its role in politics and economic life, in philosophical and religious communities, in connection with patronage and the private counsellors of kings, and in respect to women. Its relation to modern friendship is also fully discussed.


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    Title
    Friendship in the Classical World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Konstan, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521459983
    ISBN 10: 0521459982
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JMH
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: PSY017000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 302.340938
    LC classification: BF575.F66 K66 1997
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 302.340938
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 302.3/4/0938
    Thema V1.0: JMH, NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...this is a valuable study of interest to such diverse groups as the ancient historian, the moral theologian or the philosopher with an interest in the virtues." Alicia Batten, Toronto Journal of Theology "Konstan's account will serve well anyone who wants to learn more about the classical thinkers who gave us our language and our understanding of friendship, or who wants to contemplate what we have made of that inheritance." Gilbert Meilaender, First Things
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Archaic Greece; 2. The classical city; 3. The Hellenistic world; 4. Rome; 5. Christian and pagan; Bibliography; Index.