Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones
University of California Press, 2001 - 326 páginas
This book is an attempt to coax Roman history closer to the bone, to the breath and matter of the living being. Drawing from a remarkable array of ancient and modern sources, Carlin Barton offers the most complex understanding to date of the emotional and spiritual life of the ancient Romans. Her provocative and original inquiry focuses on the sentiments of honor that shaped the Romans' sense of themselves and their society. Speaking directly to the concerns and curiosities of the contemporary reader, Barton brings Roman society to life, elucidating the complex relation between the inner life of its citizens and its social fabric.
Though thoroughly grounded in the ancient writings--especially the work of Seneca, Cicero, and Livy--this book also draws from contemporary theories of the self and social theory to deepen our understanding of ancient Rome. Barton explores the relation between inner desires and social behavior through an evocative analysis of the operation, in Roman society, of contests and ordeals, acts of supplication and confession, and the sense of shame. As she fleshes out Roman physical and psychological life, she particularly sheds new light on the consequential transition from republic to empire as a watershed of Roman social relations.
Barton's ability to build productively on both old and new scholarship on Roman history, society, and culture and her imaginative use of a wide range of work in such fields as anthropology, sociology, psychology, modern history, and popular culture will make this book appealing for readers interested in many subjects. This beautifully written work not only generates insight into Roman history, but also uses that insight to bring us to a new understanding of ourselves, our modern codes of honor, and why it is that we think and act the way we do.
The Tao of the Romans
The Spirit Speaking
Confession and the Remedies of Defeat
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Aeneis ancient Rome animi animo animus Annales atque Augustus Bacchides behavior Bellum Iugurthinum blush body Brutus Caesar Cambridge Catilina Cato Cicero clementia confession contest Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum culture death defeated dishonor emotions emperor Empire enemy enim Epistulae Erich Gruen etiam eyes face father fear feel fides History honor Horace human humiliation insult Latin live Livy Livy's maior mask mercy Metamorphoses modo naturalis neque Nero nihil notion numquam officiis one's oneself Ovid Ovid's pater patriae person Phaedra Plautus Plautus's Pliny Plutarch Polybius Pro Marcello Publilius Syrus pudor quae quam quid quidem Quinctio Quintilian quod Republic Saller Sallust Satirae Satyricon Scipio Seneca sense of shame shameless slave social society soul speak speech spirit Suetonius sunt surrender Tacitus Tiberius Tiberius Gracchus tion trans Valerius Maximus verecundia victory Virgil virtus vitae necisque woman words York
Todos los resultados de la Búsqueda de libros »
Ambitiosa Mors: Suicide and the Self in Roman Thought and Literature
Sin vista previa disponible - 2004