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Anger is located all over the historic international, from the first actual note of the Iliad via all literary genres and each element of private and non-private existence. but, it is just very lately that classicists, historians, and philosophers have started to check anger in antiquity. This quantity contains major new reviews through authors from diversified disciplines and international locations at the literary, philosophical, clinical, and political points of historical anger.

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85). On the warrior’s menos cf. Hershkowitz (1998a) 142–7. K¨ovecses (2000: 61–86) demonstrates that the image schema of emotion as a force is basic to the concept; on the more specific metaphors here, see Lakoff and K¨ovecses (1987) 202–3 (anger as fire); K¨ovecses (2000) 38, 64, 75–7 (emotion as fire); 37, 64, 71–2 (emotion as natural force); 21, 170 (anger as fire); 21, 167, 171 (anger as natural force). It should be noted that as menos overlaps with anger in Homer, so anger overlaps with other more general conceptions of emotion in English and other languages; many of the metaphors through which emotions are conceptualized are used either of emotion in general or of more than one emotion (K¨ovecses [2000] 35–50).

G. 36 Similarly, achos represents the mental distress which is part of anger and other emotions;37 thus, on occasion, an occurrence of achos, in so far as it 34 35 36 37 See Schmitt (1990) 185–8, 191–206; cf. Caswell (1990) 34–44. Plato (Resp. 581ab) links thumos closely with tim¯e, but not all affections of the thumos in Hom. are concerned with honor. Shay’s definition of Homeric thumos (“a synonym for the English word ‘character’ ” [2000] 33) is far too general; the most recent detailed account is now Clarke (1999) 61–126 passim.

V. ) conceptual metaphor of emotion, as an opponent in a struggle: see Lakoff and K¨ovecses (1987) 205–6; K¨ovecses (2000) 37, 68–9; cf. and contrast Clarke (1999) 95–6, who does not address the metaphorical aspect. As a physical entity thumos is most probably to be regarded as the air in the lungs (Clarke [1999] 75); that this physical entity can also function as an emotional force is thus an example of one of the most fundamental of all emotion’s conceptual metaphors, the “container” metaphor (Lakoff and K¨ovecses [1987] 197–8; K¨ovecses [2000] 37).

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