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Title Tears in the Graeco-Roman world / edited by Thorsten Fögen
Published Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 491 pages) : illustrations
Summary This volume presents a wide range of contributions that analyse the cultural, sociological and communicative significance of tears and crying in Graeco-Roman antiquity. The papers cover the time from the eighth century BCE until late antiquity and take into account a broad variety of literary genres such as epic, tragedy, historiography, elegy, philosophical texts, epigram and the novel. The collection also contains two papers from modern socio-psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Crying in literature.
Crying -- Social aspects -- Greece.
Crying -- Social aspects -- Rome.
Tears in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Fögen, Thorsten.
ISBN 1282295926
3110214024 (electronic bk.)
9783110214024 (electronic bk.)