Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

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Emotion, Restraint, and Community examines the ways in which 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 of displeasure that shaped society in constructive ways, the book casts new light both on the Romans and on cross-cultural understanding of emotions.show more

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 line drawings
  • 0195140788
  • 9780195140781

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Kaster's recent monograph is a rich, stimulating investigation of a particular set of Roman emotions. * Matthew B. Roller, John Hopkins University *show more

About Robert A. Kaster

Robert A. Kaster is Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin at Princeton University.show more

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