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.
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|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|