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By Ed Sanders

Feelings differ broadly among cultures, in particular of their eliciting stipulations, social acceptability, varieties of expression, and co-extent of terminology. Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens examines the feeling, expression, and literary illustration of those significant feelings in Athens. earlier scholarship has essentially taken a lexical process, targeting utilization of the Greek phrases phthonos and z?los. This has worth, but in addition barriers, for 2 purposes: the discreditable nature of phthonos renders its ascription or disclamation suspect, and there's no Classical Greek label for sexual jealousy. A complementary process is consequently required, one that reads the expressed values and activities of whole situations.

Building on contemporary advancements in interpreting emotion "scripts" in classical texts, this publication applies to Athenian tradition and literature insights at the contexts, unsleeping and unconscious motivations, subjective manifestations, and indicative behaviors of envy, jealousy, and comparable feelings. those serious insights are derived from glossy philosophical, mental, psychoanalytical, sociological, and anthropological scholarship, hence allowing an exploration of either the specific theorization and review of envy and jealousy, and likewise the extra indirect ways that they locate expression throughout varied genres-in specific philosophy, oratory, comedy, and tragedy. via utilizing this new technique, Ed Sanders illuminates an important and underexplored point of Classical Athenian tradition and literature.

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