The misericordia of the Ancients, as well as that of the Moderns, is a complex and vital concept. In Antiquity, it was considered a passion, not a virtue, and in the Roman world, it was problematically connected with clementia. Its meaning and signifi cance could partially change depending on context and literary genre, and in some cases, it could also show some internal contradictions. Aristotle gave it a generally positive evaluation, Stoicism a radically negative one. Such tensions and contradictions are mirrored in a highly problematical text, the final scene of Virgil’s Aeneid .
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The mercy of the Romans: meanings and contradictions|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Misericordia e perdono. Termini, concetti, luoghi, tempi. Atti della Summer School 2016|
|Editor||A Barzanò, C Bearzot|
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|