The emotion of Hope in Ancient Literature, History and Art - 11-12-13/12/2015, Rethymno (Greece)
In our modern cultures, hope is usually conceived as a positive sentiment. Hope, we tend to believe, is a necessary requirement for a happy life rather than a treacherous emotion that distorts realistic and pragmatic evaluations of our prospects. Ἐλπίζω/ἔλπομαι in ancient Greek is used to express positive hope or one's realistic calculations concerning the future, but it can also designate anticipation of failure and disaster. (...) Latin literature displays, to a large extent, this sceptical attitude towards hope (spes). (...) This conference seeks to shed light on the complex emotion of hope in ancient Greek and Latin literature, history, and art and trace the development of its ambiguous nature across different times, cultural contexts and genres. At the same time, the conference seeks to raise questions concerning the place of hope in the history of emotions.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Rethymno (Crete, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: George Kazantzidis (U. of Patras/Open University of Cyprus) ; Dimos Spatharas (U. of Crete)
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