[LMB] OT: Why Doesn’t Ancient Fiction Talk About Feelings?

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Thu Dec 30 20:03:14 GMT 2021


On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 11:53:23AM -0700, Howard J Brazee wrote:
> Why Doesn’t Ancient Fiction Talk About Feelings?
> Literature’s evolution has reflected and spurred the growing complexity of society.
> https://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/why-doesnt-ancient-fiction-talk-about-feelings?fbclid=IwAR3K9YNrlkIhfc4GS4IyOMtZ17cJMUjidTsPOuAVYHRrbDUraTNQ7pcQFSM

"Sing, Muse, of the rage of Achilles-"

It's a more interesting article than the headline indicates, and the
article talks more of medieval lit than ancient.  But the headline is
ridiculous: ancient fiction like the Iliad, Odyssey, or Argonautica (I
just checked that one) is full of feelings, not to mention the
feeling-wracked poetry of Catullus or Sappho.

-xx- Damien X-)


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