Death and the Displacement of Beauty

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Death and the Displacement of Beauty

Volume One Foundations of Violence

Grace M. Jantzen

LONDON AND NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Part I - Beauty, Gender and Death 1
  • Chapter 1 - Redeeming the Present 3
  • Chapter 2 - Symptoms of a Deathly Symbolic 12
  • Chapter 3 - Denaturalizing Death 21
  • Chapter 4 - Towards a Poetics of Natality 35
  • Part II - Out of the Cave 45
  • Introduction 47
  • Chapter 5 - The Rage of Achilles 51
  • Chapter 6 - Odysseus on the Barren Sea 75
  • Chapter 7 - 'the Murderous Misery of War' 102
  • Chapter 8 - Whose Tragedy? 129
  • Chapter 9 - Parmenides Meets the Goddess 144
  • Chapter 10 - How to Give Birth like a Man 167
  • Chapter 11 - The Open Sea of Beauty 193
  • Chapter 12 - The Fault Lines of Flourishing 222
  • Part III - Eternal Rome? 247
  • Introduction 249
  • Chapter 13 - Anxiety About Nothing(Ness) 256
  • Chapter 14 - 'If We Wish to Be Men': Roman Constructions of Gender 268
  • Chapter 15 - Valour and Gender in the Pax Augusta 285
  • Chapter 16 - Dissent in Rome 299
  • Chapter 17 - Stoical Death 315
  • Chapter 18 - Spectacles of Death 329
  • Chapter 19 - Violence to Eternity 342
  • Notes 358
  • Bibliography 364
  • Index 384
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