Ἔκπληξις e κατάπληξις: shock e resilienza in Tucidide

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Abstract

Because of their ambiguous position between irrational frailty and rational choice, the emotions play a strategic role in Thucydides’ narrative system as well as in his historiographical paradigm. This paper aims at demonstrating the importance of emotions in particular circumstances: ekplexis (and kataplexis) as expressions of fear. The analysis of some crucial passages shows indeed the importance of fear within the historian’s view, where it is presented as a sentiment, both negative and positive, useful to the decision-making in the polis of the fifth century.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)36-54
Numero di pagine0
RivistaHORMOS
Volume1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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