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Greek and Roman Consolations: Eight Studies of a Tradition and Its Afterlife
By David Konstan (contributor), James H. K. O. Chong-Gossard (contributor), Han Baltussen (editor), George Boys-stones (contributor) and Peter Adamson (contributor)
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Publisher Classical Pr of Wales
Publication date February 4, 2013
Pages 200
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781905125562
ISBN-10 1905125569
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $95.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the Ancient World death came - on average - at a far earlier age than in today's West, and without the authoritative warnings given by modern medicine. Consolation for the trauma of loss had, accordingly, a more prominent role to play. This volume presents eight original studies on consolatory writings from ancient Greek, Roman, early Christian and Arabic societies. The authors include internationally recognised authorities in the field. They offer insight into the ancient experience of loss and the methods used to palliate it. They explore how far there was a consolatory 'genre', involving letters, funerary oratory, epicedia, and philosophical prose. Focusing on responses to grief in numerous ancient authors, this volume finds elements of continuity and of individual variety in modes of consolation, and reveals instructive tensions between the commonplace and the personal.

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9781905125562 | details & prices | 200 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $95.00
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