Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome: Representations and Reactions

1st Edition

Andromache Karanika, Vassiliki Panoussi

Published December 4, 2019
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9780815373476 - CAT# K338425
Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies


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This volume examines emotional trauma in the ancient world, focusing on literary texts from different genres (epic, theatre, lyric poetry, philosophy, historiography) and archaeological evidence. The material covered spans geographically from Greece and Rome to Judaea, with a chronological range from about 8th c. bce to 1st c. ce.

The collection is organized according to broad themes to showcase the wide range of possibilities that trauma theory offers as a theoretical framework for a new analysis of ancient sources. It also demonstrates the various ways in which ancient texts illuminate contemporary problems and debates in trauma studies.

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