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Anger is found everywhere in the ancient world, starting with the very first word of the Iliad and continuing through all literary genres and every aspect of public and private life. Yet it is only recently, as a variety of disciplines start to devote attention to the history and nature of the emotions, that Classicists, ancient historians and ancient philosophers have begun to study anger in antiquity with the seriousness and attention it deserves. This volume brings together a number of significant studies by authors from different disciplines and countries, on literary, philosophical, medical and political aspects of ancient anger from Homer until the Roman Imperial Period. It studies some of the most important ancient sources and provides a paradigmatic selection of approaches to them, and should stimulate further research on this important subject in a number of fields.

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'… an interesting range of further perspectives … This well-produced book succeeds in treating anger as a topic that can open vistas on ancient thinking about psychology, the body, character, social interaction, gender, and the relationship of humans to models of both animal and divine behaviour … The volume is a desirable purchase for all good university libraries.'

Source: The Journal of Classics Teaching

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