Reading Roman emotions

Distributed by at Also available at, Adlibris and Bokus. Reading Roman emotions. Visual and textual interpretations Edited by Hedvig von Ehrenheim & Marina Prusac-Lindhagen This volume is a contribution to the study of culturally bound emotions and emotional response in ancient Rome. Approaches to the study of ancient emotions and how they were culturally specific, appreciated and understood have recently come to the centre of attention, but not so much in the visual as in the literary culture. When socially and affectively contextualized, the material culture of ancient Rome is a potential goldmine of information with regard to emotions. The chapters in the present volume take the reader on a tour through various cases that demonstrate how emotions were expressed through the arts. The tour starts with a fresh view of how emotion history can be used to recover feelings from the visual culture of the past. Visual culture includes animated performances, and the reader is invited to revel in Roman drama, oratory, and love poetry. Words are often clear, but can images reveal laughter and joy, sadness, grief and mourning, virtue and anger? This volume argues that yes, they can, and through the study of emotions…

Dissertation abstracts 2017–2018

Opuscula 11 (2018) is available for purchase at, Adlibris, Bokus and Distributed by ab. Dissertation abstracts 2017–2018 Stella Macheridis | Waste management, animals and society: A so­cial zooarchaeological study of Bronze Age Asine, PhD thesis, Historical Osteology, Lund University 2018. Nikolaos Domazakis | The neologisms in 2 Maccabees, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University 2018. Claudia Zichi | Poetic Diction and Poetic References in the Preludes of Plato’s Laws, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University 2018. Aske Damtoft Poulsen | Accounts of Northern Barbarians in Tac­itus’ Annales: A Contextual Analysis, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University 2018. Johan Vekselius | Weeping for the res publica. Tears in Roman political culture, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University 2018. Bibliographical information ‘Dissertation abstracts 2017–2018’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 11, Stockholm 2018, 211–213. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977799-0-6.