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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Power of Gentleness
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Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0010

This chapter traces the history of the concept of gentleness through Ancient Greek and Latin etymology, as well as Ancient Greek and Christian mythology. It emphasizes the etymological and conceptual change in the concept of gentleness away from sensory experience, power, and the body and toward abstraction and weakness.

Keywords:   dulcis, gentleness, Homer, language, mites, power, philanthropo, praos, proates

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