From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-killing in Classical Antiquity (Hardback)
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From Autothanasia to Suicide: Self-killing in Classical Antiquity (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 06/12/1990
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Using almost a thousand case studies, both real and fictional, Dr van Hooff provides us with a unique and engaging insight into self-killing in the Graeco-Roman world.
The author analyses the methods and motives which lie behind self-killing relating them to ancient popular morality as it appears in the various media and traces the development of the concept of self-murder, as opposed to the original idea of autothanasia, which lies at the root of the Christian abhorrence of suicide.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415040556
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The book concludes with three appendixes and a short bibliography. It is an important work on ancient social psychology that will probably become a standard reference on its specific subject."
-"Religious Studies Review
"Van Hooff's book presents novel approaches to the study not just of suicide in classical antiquity but of any behavior in historical times. The volume will not only interest the reader with its conclusions, but also will stimulate the scholar with its methodology."
-"Classical World

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