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Melancholy, love, and time : boundaries of the self in ancient literature, Peter Toohey

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Melancholy, love, and time : boundaries of the self in ancient literature
Title
Melancholy, love, and time
Title remainder
boundaries of the self in ancient literature
Statement of responsibility
Peter Toohey
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ancient literature features many powerful narratives of madness, depression, melancholy, lovesickness, simple boredom, and the effects of such psychological states upon individual sufferers. Peter Toohey turns his attention to representations of these emotional states in the classical, Hellenistic, and especially the Roman imperial periods in a study that illuminates the cultural and aesthetic significance of this emotionally charged literature. Toohey also examines some of the ways that the "self" was (or was not) formulated in ancient literature, looking at conditions that could be said to endanger the fragile stability of "self" and how the "self," in ancient experience, was reestablished. Ancient representations of suicide, the perception of time, and the formulation of leisure, Toohey argues, challenge the widespread orthodoxy that melancholic emotions were somehow "discovered" during the European Enlightenment. Blending ancient literature, ancient art, modern psychological theory, and modern literature into his interpretive matrix, Toohey concludes that, paradoxically, difficult emotional registers represent key modes for buttressing an individual's sense of self in both the ancient and modern world. Melancholy, Love, and Time makes an important contribution to classical studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, the history of psychology and medicine, as well as to the burgeoning field of the history of emotions."
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digitized
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1951-
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Toohey, Peter
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Classical literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Depression, Mental, in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Time in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Littérature ancienne
  • Psychologie dans la littérature
  • Aliénation (Psychologie sociale) dans la littérature
  • Mythologie ancienne dans la littérature
  • Dépression dans la littérature
  • Mélancolie dans la littérature
  • Amour dans la littérature
  • Temps dans la littérature
  • Moi (Psychologie) dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • ART
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Depression, Mental, in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Time in literature
  • Literatur
  • Gefühl
  • Selbstdarstellung
  • Antike
  • Emoties
  • Zelfbewustzijn
  • Letterkunde
  • Klassieke talen
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Geschichte 1-200
  • Latein
  • Griechisch
Label
Melancholy, love, and time : boundaries of the self in ancient literature, Peter Toohey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-374) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sorrow without cause: periodizing melancholia and depression -- Medea's lovesickness: Eros and melancholia -- Seasickness: boredom, nausia, and the self -- Acedia: madness and the epidemiology of individuality -- The myth of suicide: volitional independence and problematized control in the first century c.e -- Time's passing: catastrophes, Trimalchio, and melancholy -- Passing time: hunting, poetry, and leisure -- The mirror stage hostius quadra and the alienated self -- Giorgio de Chirico, time, Odysseus, melancholy, and intestinal disorder / with Kathleen Toohey
Control code
on1196821284
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612556012
Lccn
2020706588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.16583
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d3kjjp
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196821284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Melancholy, love, and time : boundaries of the self in ancient literature, Peter Toohey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sorrow without cause: periodizing melancholia and depression -- Medea's lovesickness: Eros and melancholia -- Seasickness: boredom, nausia, and the self -- Acedia: madness and the epidemiology of individuality -- The myth of suicide: volitional independence and problematized control in the first century c.e -- Time's passing: catastrophes, Trimalchio, and melancholy -- Passing time: hunting, poetry, and leisure -- The mirror stage hostius quadra and the alienated self -- Giorgio de Chirico, time, Odysseus, melancholy, and intestinal disorder / with Kathleen Toohey
Control code
on1196821284
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612556012
Lccn
2020706588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.16583
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d3kjjp
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196821284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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