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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


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