Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (Yale by Susanna Braund, Glenn W. Most

By Susanna Braund, Glenn W. Most

Anger is located all over the old international, from the first actual observe of the Iliad via all literary genres and each element of private and non-private existence. but, it is just very lately that classicists, historians, and philosophers have started to check anger in antiquity. This quantity contains major new experiences through authors from diversified disciplines and nations at the literary, philosophical, clinical, and political points of historic anger.

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As for the gods in Book 21, I cannot see why Adkins refuses to regard cw»menoi as a reference to anger: the gods who react thus are those who have come off worst in the foregoing exchanges, exchanges which were themselves marked by mutual insults, claims, and counter-claims, and in which each side gave every impression of being convinced of the rectitude of its own position. The winners exult, the losers are angry – where’s the problem? 80–3: note the “container” metaphors): A prince is stronger when he ch¯oesthai with an inferior man; for even if he digest his cholos at the time, he retains kotos in his breast in the future, until he brings it to fruition.

Skuzesthai and ch¯oesthai are very close synonyms of cholousthai. 113–14: Tell him that the gods skuzesthai at him, but that I above all the immortals kechol¯osthai . . The logic of this passage can only be satisfied if skuzesthai and kechol¯osthai signify the same response. 78 One might be tempted to regard cholos/cholousthai and ch¯oesthai as simple synonyms: they can be used interchangeably with reference to the same response79 and share the same characteristics in terms of symptoms, phenomenology, and eliciting conditions.

In these and in other cases, the verb seems first of all to characterize the degree of emotional arousal with which the speech is delivered; there are elements of anxiety and frustration in their response, but it would be wrong to pin the term down to one or other of these. 369, where Hermes observes that Priam and his aged attendant are ill-equipped to defend themselves against unprovoked aggression – Šndrì ˆpamÅnas{ai, Âte tiv pr»terov calepžnh€ (“to keep off any man who may take the initiative in chalepainein”).

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