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Brutus

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Brutus, Cicero's late dialogue on the history of rhetoric. Rather than presenting a teleology for Cicero's own achievements, the work reinforces the difficulty of interpreting ... More


Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius

Gerard Passannante

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Gerard Passannante’s contribution, “Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius,” explores the reception of Epicurean pleasure in ... More


Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305776
eISBN:
9780226305196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The third and fourth books of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations deal with the nature and management of human emotion: first grief, then the emotions in general. In lively and accessible style, Cicero ... More


Guiding Grief: Liturgical Poetry and Ritual Lamentation in Early Byzantium

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Early Byzantine church leaders regularly admonished against grief as a Christian response to death. Yet, mourning practices continued unabated, and church leaders also participated in the lavish ... More


Laughter and Tears in Early Greek Literature

Richard Seaford

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses, in a wide range of pre-Hellenistic authors, passages based on the similarity between – or even the indistinguishability of – tears of grief and tears of joy or of laughter. ... More


On Grief

in Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305776
eISBN:
9780226305196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305196.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explains Cicero's treatment of the problems that come from solutions proposed in the writings of the early Stoics Cleanthes and Chrysippus. Stoics not only denied that the wise person ... More


Lucretius and the Epicurean Attitude towards Grief

David Konstan

in Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605408
eISBN:
9780191750595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605408.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that, for the Epicurean, grief at the death of a loved one is, contrary to what is often assumed to be Epicurean orthodoxy, natural and therefore philosophically valid. What ... More


Nil igitur mors est ad nos? Iphianassa, the Athenian Plague, and Epicurean Views of Death

A. D. Morrison

in Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605408
eISBN:
9780191750595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605408.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on how Lucretius devises the evocation for the reader of what it feels like to be involved in some of the most distressing and intimate aspects of human life and death. It argues ... More


No Consolation: The Lamenting Voice and Public Memory

Gail Holst‐Warhaft

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the question of whether poetry is useful as a public statement of grief. It focuses on an elemental poetic response to death: the lament. Laments were performed by women who ... More


The Textual Mother: Seneca’s Consolatio ad Helviam Matrem

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sets Seneca’s philosophical consolation to his mother Helvia in the context of an influential discourse of feminine virtue in the early Empire, examining how Seneca associates his mother ... More


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