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    Pity Transformed (Classical Inter/Faces) (Hardback) By (author) David Konstan

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    Description"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 how the Greeks and Romans were both like and unlike us in this fundamental area of cultural sensibility.


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    Title
    Pity Transformed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Konstan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715629048
    ISBN 10: 0715629042
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, JM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190, SEL031000
    DC22: 880.09353
    DC21: 152.40938
    Thema V1.0: JM, NHTB, DSBB, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Konstan is John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. Among his previous books are Sexual Symmetry: Love in the Ancient Novel and Related Genres; Greek Comedy and Ideology; and Friendship in the Classical World. He has translated two volumes in the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series published by Duckworth.