Editors: Francisco de Oliveira; Maria de Fátima Sousa e Silva; Tereza Virgínia Ribeiro Barbosa
Digital ISBN: 978-989-26-0841-9
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Date: September 2014
Size: 230 mm x 160 mm
N.º Pages: 322
This volume wants to put together several reflections allusive to the idea of ‘Crime and violence’, as they are expressed by Greek-Roman Antiquity and later in its reception. After a first text of introduction, exploring specific terminology, twelve articles follow covering a period of centuries from archaic Greece till Portuguese modernity.
The inclusion of different literary genres allows us to observe the different aesthetic models under which this subject is expressed. Epics, tragedy, rhetoric, novel give voice to different contexts where violence is central, as well as to the sensibility each society has of this human phenomenon.