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Tragic pathos : pity and fear in Greek philosophy and tragedy, Dana LaCourse Munteanu

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Tragic pathos : pity and fear in Greek philosophy and tragedy
Title
Tragic pathos
Title remainder
pity and fear in Greek philosophy and tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Dana LaCourse Munteanu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Scholars have often focused on understanding Aristotle's poetic theory, and particularly the concept of catharsis in the Poetics, as a response to Plato's critique of pity in the Republic. However, this book shows that, while Greek thinkers all acknowledge pity and some form of fear as responses to tragedy, each assumes a different purpose for the two emotions and mode of presentation and, to a degree, understanding of them. This book reassesses expressions of the emotions within different tragedies and explores emotional responses to and discussions of the tragedies by contemporary philosophers, providing insights into the ethical and social implications of the emotions"--
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1972-
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Munteanu, Dana LaCourse
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3136
LC item number
.M86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aeschylus
  • Aeschylus
  • Sophocles
  • Euripides
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Pathos in literature
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Fear in literature
  • Emotions (Philosophy)
  • Aesthetics, Ancient
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Tragic pathos : pity and fear in Greek philosophy and tragedy, Dana LaCourse Munteanu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Theoretical Views about Pity and Fear as Aesthetic Emotions: 1. Drama and the emotions: an Indo-European connection? 2. Gorgias: a strange trio, the poetic emotions; 3. Plato: from reality to tragedy and back; 4. Aristotle: the first 'theorist' of the aesthetic emotions; Part II. Pity and Fear within Tragedies: 5. An introduction; 6. Aeschylus: Persians; 7. Prometheus Bound; 8. Sophocles: Ajax; 9. Euripides: Orestes; Appendix: catharsis and the emotions in the definition of tragedy in the Poetics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780521765107
Lccn
20110274 98
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729346011
  • (OCoLC)729346011
Label
Tragic pathos : pity and fear in Greek philosophy and tragedy, Dana LaCourse Munteanu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Theoretical Views about Pity and Fear as Aesthetic Emotions: 1. Drama and the emotions: an Indo-European connection? 2. Gorgias: a strange trio, the poetic emotions; 3. Plato: from reality to tragedy and back; 4. Aristotle: the first 'theorist' of the aesthetic emotions; Part II. Pity and Fear within Tragedies: 5. An introduction; 6. Aeschylus: Persians; 7. Prometheus Bound; 8. Sophocles: Ajax; 9. Euripides: Orestes; Appendix: catharsis and the emotions in the definition of tragedy in the Poetics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780521765107
Lccn
20110274 98
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729346011
  • (OCoLC)729346011

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