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Introduction: ‘A Relish for the Envious’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter asks how phthonos acquired its social force, and focuses on speech—of various different kinds and genres. Starting again with the figure of Socrates as an example, it analyses the ... More


Conclusion: ‘Careless Talk…’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter draws together the arguments of this second part of the book, reflecting on the social power of phthonos. It asks how phthonos appears and spreads in a community—and introduces its ... More


Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Esther Eidinow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

At the heart of this book are some trials conducted in Athens in the fourth century BCE. In each case, the charges involved a combination of supernatural activities, including potion-brewing and cult ... More


Introduction: ‘As Rust Eats Iron’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Developing the ideas of the first part of the book, this chapter, which opens the second part of the study, begins the exploration of the ancient emotion phthonos, which is usually translated as ... More


Defining Emotions

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines some of the current academic theories about what emotions are and how they ‘work’, within and across cultures. It establishes a view of emotions as dynamics developed within ... More


Narratives of Phthonos

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores some evidence for the emotion of phthonos in ancient Greek culture, exploring the diverse ways in which it is employed in different literary genres, and its role in signalling ... More


Phthonos and Misfortune

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In ancient Greek society, episodes of good fortune prompted expectations and obligations that fostered social networks of reciprocity. This chapter of the book argues that phthonos was an emotion ... More


The Vocabulary of Greek Envy and Jealousy

Ed Sanders

in Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens: A Socio-Psychological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199897728
eISBN:
9780199356973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897728.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives a detailed exploration of the use of various Greek words in Greek texts in the Archaic and Classical periods. Phthonos (envy, jealousy, spite, begrudging) is looked at in the most ... More


Aristotle on Phthonos

Ed Sanders

in Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens: A Socio-Psychological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199897728
eISBN:
9780199356973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897728.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A detailed examination and critique of all Aristotle’s writings on phthonos and related emotions. The chapter considers his discussion of a number of emotions in the Rhetoric which are concerned with ... More


Phthonos in the Attic Oratorical Corpus

Ed Sanders

in Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens: A Socio-Psychological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199897728
eISBN:
9780199356973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897728.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter opens by examining, through an extrapolation of Aristotle’s comments in the Rhetoric, how an Aristotelian orator might use phthonos in argument in practice, and concludes that the only ... More


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