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VG-(Book always opens naturally to pp.198-199; otherwise, Like New. ) Burgundy cloth, brown & orange & color illus. dust jacket, 356 pp., 27 BW plates. Ten essays explore "the role of pity in the literature, art, and society of Classical Athens by analyzing evidence from tragedy, philosophy, historiography, epic, oratory, vase painting, sculpture, and medical writings." (dj) Essays: The Nature of Pity / Rachel Hall Sternberg--Pity and Politics / David Konstan--The Pitiers and the Pitied in Herodotus and Thucydides / Donald Lateiner--A Generous City: Pity in Athenian Oratory and Tragedy / Angeliki Tzanetou--Athenian Tragedy: An Education in Pity / James F. Johnson and Douglas C. Clapp--Engendering the Tragic Theates: Pity, Power, and Spectacle in Sophocles' Trachinaiae / Thomas M. Falkner--Pity in Classical Athenian Vase Painting / John H. Oakley--The Civic Art of Pity / Aileen Ajootian--A Crying Shame: Pitying the Sick in the Hippocratic Corpus and Greek Tragedy / Jennifer Clarke Kosak--Pity in Plutarch / Christopher Pelling.
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