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Empathy and the Limits of Disgust in the Hippocratic Corpus

George Kazantzidis.

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12367 words.

While the Hippocratic Corpus thrives with repulsive details (sick bodies, excreta, oozing substances coming out of the skin, etc.), doctors systematically avoid expressing their disgust at...

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Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan Women of Owu

Felix Budelmann.

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

October 2007; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9800 words.

This chapter is devoted to Women of Owu, a new adaptation of Euripides’s Trojan Women by the Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. The play is set outside the burning city, not of Troy, but of...

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Lamenting for the Fall of Jerusalem in the Seventh Century CE

Ioannis Papadogiannakis.

in Greek Laughter and Tears

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 4849 words.

The capture and sack of Jerusalem by the Persians in 614 CE was a momentous event in the eyes of the local Christian communities. The most extensive account of this event comes from...

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