), another letter-treatise aimed at helping its readers avoid or at least moderate distress (465a, 465d). But in fact tracts entitled Περὶ λυπής and written by philosophers from various schools are attested from the Hellenistic period onwards, a line comparable to that devoted to other emotions such as the
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In my book on The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks , 2 I included two chapters on emotions—if they are emotions—that Aristotle did not discuss in his analysis of the pathê in the second book of his Rhetoric : one of these was jealousy, and the other was grief, the topic I take up here. One of
part one of this paper, I shall argue that the sorts of joy that Seneca discusses in the De vita beata are not the standard ‘good emotions’ or eupatheiai of the sage that most modern accounts focus on, but rather the related but much less frequently mentioned joys that are ‘accompaniments’ or
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identified with the ‘joys’ that are ‘accompaniments’ or epigennêmata of virtue. These are ‘the affective side of the sage’s thinking and actions in so far as they are virtuous’. They are not emotions but ‘moods or generalized states of mind’ that are part of the Stoic account of a good life. He works hard
literature. In fact, the two notions are frequently evoked side-by-side and in the same contexts, notably in many lists of the ‘passions’ or pathe (according to the double sense of the Greek word pathos , meaning both ailment and emotion). Some medical authors even wrote about the therapeutic virtues of
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emotion as well); courage ( andreia ) [comes] from nature and the proper nurture of soul’ (351 A 7–B 2). This means that someone could be confident as a result of emotion, without knowledge , and fail to be courageous. If Socrates can show Protagoras, via hedonism, that emotion (so construed) is never