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The Ancient Emotion of Disgust [electronic resource]

Edited by Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780190604110, 9780190604134
Summary
"Disgust is an essential human emotion, relatively neglected even in recent scholarship taking the "emotional turn." Fifteen essays by historians and literary scholars examine disgust in theory and practice. Topics range from medicine, drama, oratory, historiography, fiction, biography, to the status of witches, eunuch priests, and theatrical professionals."--
Contents
  • Introductory: theory and practice of an ambivalent emotion
  • Introduction: ancient and modern modes of understanding and manipulating disgust / Donald Lateiner ; Dimos Spatharas
  • Part I. Hellenic
  • Empathy and the limits of disgust in the Hippocratic corpus / George Kazantzidis
  • Moral disgust in Sophocles' Philoctetes / Emily Allen-Hornblower
  • Disgust and delight: the polysemous exclamation aiboi in Attic Comedy / Daniel Levine
  • Demosthenes and the use of disgust / Nick Fisher
  • Sex, politics and disgust in Aeschines' Against Timarchus / Dimos Spatharas
  • Beauty in suffering: disgust in Nicander's Theriaca / Floris Overduin
  • Part II. Roman and Greek Imperial
  • Not tonight, dear, I'm feeling a little /pig/ / Robert Kaster
  • Beyond disgust: the politics of fastidium in Livy's AUC / Alison Haimson-Lushkov
  • Witches, disgust, and anti-abortion propaganda in Imperial Rome / Debbie Felton
  • Evoking disgust in the Latin novels of Petronius and Apuleius / Donald Lateiner
  • Obscena galli praesentia: dehumanizing Cybele's eunuch priests through disgust / Marika Rauhala
  • Monstrum in fronte, monstrum in animo?: sublate disgust and pharmakos logic in the Aesopic vitae / Tom Hawkins
  • Smelly bodies on stage: disgusting actors of the Roman imperial period / Mali Skotheim.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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