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Restraining Rage

The Ideology of Anger Control in Classical Antiquity

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ISBN 9780674013865

Publication Date: 03/30/2004


480 pages


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  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I. Approaches
    • 1. Striving for Anger Control
    • 2. Science and Feelings
    • 3. The Greek and Latin Terminology
    • 4. The Minds of Ancient Authors
    • 5. A Tradition of Self-Control
    • 6. Philosophies of Restraining Rage
    • Appendix: Treatises on the Emotions and on Anger
  • Part II. Anger in Society and in the State
    • 7. The Heroes and the Archaic State
    • 8. Living Together in the Classical Polis
    • 9. The Roman Version
    • 10. Restraining the Angry Ruler
    • 11. A Thesis about Women and Anger
  • Part III. Intimate Rage
    • 12. Family and Friends
    • 13. Slavery
  • Part IV. Anger and the Invention of Psychic Health
    • 14. Anger as a Sickness of the Soul in Classical Greece
    • 15. Can You Cure Emotions? Hellenistic and Roman Anger Therapy
    • 16. From Sickness to Sin: Early Christianity and Anger
    • 17. Retrospect and Prospect
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • William V. Harris Is Recipient of the 2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award

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