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The Resource Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths, Emily Katz Anhalt

Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths, Emily Katz Anhalt

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Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths
Title
Enraged
Title remainder
why violent times need ancient Greek myths
Statement of responsibility
Emily Katz Anhalt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Millennia ago, Greek myths exposed the dangers of violent rage and the need for empathy and self-restraint. Homer's Iliad, Euripides' Hecuba, and Sophocles' Ajax show that anger and vengeance destroy perpetrators and victims alike. Composed before and during the ancient Greeks' groundbreaking movement away from autocracy toward more inclusive political participation, these stories offer guidelines for modern efforts to create and maintain civil societies. Emily Katz Anhalt reveals how these three masterworks of classical Greek literature can teach us, as they taught the ancient Greeks, to recognize violent revenge as a marker of illogical thinking and poor leadership. These time-honored texts emphasize the costs of our dangerous penchant for glorifying violent rage and those who would indulge in it. By promoting compassion, rational thought, and debate, Greek myths help to arm us against the tyrants we might serve and the tyrants we might become."--Amazon
Cataloging source
YDX
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Anhalt, Emily Katz
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.A54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Homer
  • Sophocles
  • Euripides
  • Anger in literature
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Anger in literature
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
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Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths, Emily Katz Anhalt
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The power of stories -- Passions and priorities (Iliad 1) -- Them and us (Iliad 6) -- Cultivating rational thought (Iliad 9) -- Violence, vengeance, and a glimpse of victory (Iliad 10-24) -- The dangers of democratic decision making (Sophocles' Ajax) -- The abuse of power and its consequences (Euripides' Hecuba) -- Conclusion: the ends of self-government
Control code
995781609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300217377
Lccn
2017930760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)995781609
Label
Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths, Emily Katz Anhalt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The power of stories -- Passions and priorities (Iliad 1) -- Them and us (Iliad 6) -- Cultivating rational thought (Iliad 9) -- Violence, vengeance, and a glimpse of victory (Iliad 10-24) -- The dangers of democratic decision making (Sophocles' Ajax) -- The abuse of power and its consequences (Euripides' Hecuba) -- Conclusion: the ends of self-government
Control code
995781609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300217377
Lccn
2017930760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)995781609

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