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Tragedy offstage : suffering and sympathy in ancient athens, Rachel Hall Sternberg

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Tragedy offstage : suffering and sympathy in ancient athens
Title
Tragedy offstage
Title remainder
suffering and sympathy in ancient athens
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Hall Sternberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Rachel Hall Sternberg draws on evidence from Greek oratory and historiography of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE to study the moral universe of the ancient Athenians: how citizens may have treated one another in times of adversity, when and how they were expected to help. She develops case studies in five spheres of everyday life: home nursing, the ransom of captives, intervention in street crimes, the long-distance transport of sick and wounded soldiers, and slave torture. Her close reading of selected narratives suggests that Athenians embraced high standards for helping behavior - at least toward relatives, friends, and some fellow citizens. Meanwhile, a subtle discourse of moral obligation strengthened the bonds that held Athenian society together, encouraging individuals to bring their personal behavior into line with the ideals of the city-state."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sternberg, Rachel Hall
Dewey number
303.3/7209385
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DF275
LC item number
.S75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helping behavior
  • Caring
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Tragedy offstage : suffering and sympathy in ancient athens, Rachel Hall Sternberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home nursing -- The ransom of captives -- Bystander intervention -- The transport of sick and wounded soldiers -- The judicial torture of slaves
Control code
63472886
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780292714168
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780292714168
Label
Tragedy offstage : suffering and sympathy in ancient athens, Rachel Hall Sternberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home nursing -- The ransom of captives -- Bystander intervention -- The transport of sick and wounded soldiers -- The judicial torture of slaves
Control code
63472886
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780292714168
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780292714168

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