Barbara Sidwell is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney. She holds a PhD in Classical studies and ancient history from Adelaide University, South Australia.
Ammianus’ treatment of the emotion of anger reveals as much, if not more, about his education, values, beliefs, personality, than it does about the people he writes about. This research contributes to a greater depth of understanding of the role of the key emotion of anger within the individual and collective lives of the characters as portrayed by Ammianus Marcellinus and how he uses them to influence the reader and colour his narrative.
This book is a collection of papers dealing with different approaches to research of issues of power and emotions in the Roman Imperial and Late Antique world, from Marcus Aurelius to Queen Brunhild of Austrasia.
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