Anger Mercy Revenge

Anger  Mercy  Revenge

The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes.

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226748429

Category: Literary Collections

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca—whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. Anger, Mercy, Revenge comprises three key writings: the moral essays On Anger and On Clemency—which were penned as advice for the then young emperor, Nero—and the Apocolocyntosis, a brilliant satire lampooning the end of the reign of Claudius. Friend and tutor, as well as philosopher, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately serious, poetic, and comic—making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a work just as complicated, astute, and ambitious as its author.
Categories: Literary Collections

Fall Narratives

Fall Narratives

42) notes that for Seneca those people who try: 'to escape the gravitational pull of Nature's norms, are relieved of their misery by simply letting to and ... (2010) Anger, Mercy, Revenge. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

Author: Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317136699

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Throughout history the motif of ‘the Fall’ has impacted upon our understanding of theology and philosophy and has had an influence on everything from literature to dance. Fall Narratives brings together theologians, historians and artists as well as philosophers and scholars of religion and literature, to explore and reflect on a wide range of concepts of the Fall. Bringing a fresh understanding of the nuanced meanings of the Fall and its various manifestations over time and across space, contributions reflect on the ways in which the Fall can be seen as a transition into absence; how conceptions of the Fall relate to, change, and shape one another; and how the Fall can be seen positively, embracing as it does a narrative of hope.
Categories: Religion

Living a Purposeful Life

Living a Purposeful Life

Seneca Lucius Annaeus. De Ira (Anger, Mercy, Revenge). Translated by Robert A. Kaster and Martha C. ... In The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, introduction by Michael A. Kramer, 151–80. San Diego: Canterbury Classics, 2014.

Author: Kalman J. Kaplan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725268838

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

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While meaning and purpose are often seen as synonymous, this book argues that they sometimes are in opposition, the search for meaning at times suicidal, and living with purpose life-enhancing and invigorating. No people seemed to search for meaning in their lives more than did the ancient and classical Greeks. They were not content with living simple lives but oftentimes took on gargantuan tasks which resulted in a great deal of upheaval and unpleasantness in their everyday lives, and oftentimes to disaster, indeed suicide. The biblical human being, in contrast, is not driven to search for meaning in this way. One's purpose is inherent in daily life. He does not need to search for it. The God of the Hebrew Bible makes the human being, man and woman, in His own image. He then breathes life into man. Life has an inherent purpose. Man must be a steward of God's creation.
Categories: Psychology

Intratextuality and Latin Literature

Intratextuality and Latin Literature

Polybius and his Legacy, Berlin, 401–15. Kaster, R./Nussbaum, M. (2010), Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Anger, Mercy, Revenge. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Chicago/London. Kaufman, D. (2014), 'Seneca on the Analysis and Therapy ...

Author: Stephen Harrison

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110611021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 506

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Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in classical studies in the ways meaning is generated through the medium of intertextuality, namely how different texts of the same or different authors communicate and interact with each other. Attention (although on a lesser scale) has also been paid to the manner in which meaning is produced through interaction between various parts of the same text or body of texts within the overall production of a single author, namely intratextuality. Taking off from the seminal volume on Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations, edited by A. Sharrock / H. Morales (Oxford 2000), which largely sets the theoretical framework for such internal associations within classical texts, this collective volume brings together twenty-seven contributions, written by an international team of experts, exploring the evolution of intratextuality from Late Republic to Late Antiquity across a wide range of authors, genres and historical periods. Of particular interest are also the combined instances of intra- and intertextual poetics as well as the way in which intratextuality in Latin literature draws on reading practices and critical methods already theorized and operative in Greek antiquity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare s Queens

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare s Queens

George Lang (New York; Dover, 1997), 9–10; Seneca, Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Anger, Mercy, Revenge, trans. Robert A. Kaster and Martha C. Nussbaum (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 14.

Author: Kavita Mudan Finn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319745183

Category: History

Page: 530

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Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens, from the furious Margaret of Anjou in the Henry VI plays to the quietly powerful Hermione in The Winter’s Tale; from vengeful Tamora in Titus Andronicus to Lady Macbeth. Early chapters situate readers in the critical concerns underpinning any discussion of Shakespeare and queenship: the ambiguous figure of Elizabeth I, and the knotty issue of gender presentation. The focus then moves to analysis of issues such as motherhood, intertextuality, and contemporary political contexts; close readings of individual plays; and investigations of rhetoric and theatricality. Featuring twenty-five chapters with a rich variety of themes and methodologies, this handbook is an invaluable reference for students and scholars, and a unique addition to the fields of Shakespeare and queenship studies.
Categories: History

On Anger

On Anger

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham: Duke UP, 2003. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Anger, Mercy, Revenge: The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Trans. Robert A. Kaster and Martha Nussbaum.

Author: Sue J. Kim

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292748415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Anger is an emotion that affects everyone regardless of culture, class, race, or gender—but at the same time, being angry always results from the circumstances in which people find themselves. In On Anger, Sue J. Kim opens a stimulating dialogue between cognitive studies and cultural studies to argue that anger is always socially and historically constructed and complexly ideological, and that the predominant individualistic conceptions of anger are insufficient to explain its collective, structural, and historical nature. On Angerexamines the dynamics of racial anger in global late capitalism, bringing into conversation work on political anger in ethnic, postcolonial, and cultural studies with recent studies on emotion in cognitive studies. Kim uses a variety of literary and media texts to show how narratives serve as a means of reflecting on experiences of anger and also how we think about anger—its triggers, its deeper causes, its wrongness or rightness. The narratives she studies include the filmCrash, Maxine Hong Kingston’sThe Woman Warrior, Tsitsi Dangarembga’sNervous ConditionsandThe Book of Not, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’sDevil on the CrossandWizard of the Crow, and the HBO seriesThe Wire. Kim concludes by distinguishing frustration and outrage from anger through a consideration of Stéphane Hessel’s call to arms,Indignez-vous!One of the few works that focuses on both anger and race,On Anger demonstrates that race—including whiteness—is central to our conceptions and experiences of anger.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Seven Deadly Sins How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era

The Seven Deadly Sins  How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Anger, Mercy, Revenge, trans. Robert A. Kaster and Martha C. Nussbaum (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010), 23–25. 10. See Erich Neumann, Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, trans.

Author: David A. Salomon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858802

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This volume looks at the history of the idea of sin as it has influenced and shaped Western culture. Emphasis is placed on an inter- and cross-disciplinary approach. • Connects philosophical and religious concepts from the Middle Ages to the modern era • Shows how the seven deadly sins are reflected in contemporary and popular culture • Gives readers an overview of the seven deadly sins in accessible language • Looks at the significant changes in the Western view of sin from Gregory the Great to Pope Francis's "theology of sin" to the media's condemnation of minor transgressions as "sins"
Categories: Religion

Skill in Ancient Ethics

Skill in Ancient Ethics

Seneca , L.A. ( 2010 ), Anger, Mercy, Revenge, trans. Robert A. Kaster and Martha C. Nussbaum (The complete works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Chicago , IL : The University of Chicago Press . Seneca , L.A. ( 2011 ), On Benefits (The ...

Author: Tom Angier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350104334

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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Illustrating the centrality of skill within ancient ethics, including Socrates' search for expertise in virtue, the Republic's 'craft of justice', Aristotle's delineation of the politike techne, the Stoics' 'art of life' and ancient Chinese ethics, this collection shows how skill has been an ethical touchstone from the beginning of philosophical thought. Divided into six sections – on Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Mencius and Xunzi, the Mohists and Zhuangzi, and comparative perspectives – world-leading philosophers explore the significance of skill according to traditional figures, as well as lesser-known philosophers such as Carneades and Antipater, and texts such as the Zhuangzi. In doing so, the seventeen contributors illustrate how skill, expertise and 'know how' are essential to and foundational within ancient ethical thought. As the first collection to foreground skill as central to ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese ethics, this is an essential resource for anyone interested in the value of cross-cultural philosophy today.
Categories: Philosophy

Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity

Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity

Anger, Mercy, Revenge. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), pp. 133–40. Seneca, On Mercy 2.6.4. Translation from Kaster and Nussbaum, Anger, Mercy, Revenge, p. 174. Ibid., 2.6.1–3.

Author: Susan Wessel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107125100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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This book examines how early Christians cultivated affective compassion as a virtue in a Roman world that valued emotional tranquillity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire 150 BC to AD 600

Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire  150 BC to AD 600

... Robert A., Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Anger, mercy, revenge. The complete works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2010. Katz, Phyllis B., “Educating Paula: A proposed curriculum for raising a 4th century ...

Author: Jaakkojuhani Peltonen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429850547

Category: History

Page: 260

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The life of Alexander the Great began to be retold from the moment of his death. The Greco-Roman authors used these stories as exemplars in a variety of ways. This book is concerned with the various stories of Alexander and how they were used in antiquity to promote certain policies, religious views, and value systems. The book is an original contribution to the study of the history and reception of Alexander, analysing the writings of over 70 classical and post-classical authors during a period of over 700 years. Drawing on this extensive range and quantity of material, the study plots the continuity and change of ideas from the early Roman Empire to the early Middle Ages.
Categories: History