From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-killing in Classical Antiquity
Using almost a thousand case studies, both real and fictional, Dr van Hooff provides us with a unique and engaging insight into self-killing in the Graeco-Roman world.
The author analyses the methods and motives which lie behind self-killing relating them to ancient popular morality as it appears in the various media and traces the development of the concept of self-murder, as opposed to the original idea of autothanasia, which lies at the root of the Christian abhorrence of suicide.
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From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-Killing in Classical Antiquity
Anton J. L. Van Hooff
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