Table of Contents

Approaches : Striving for anger control ; Science and feelings ; The Greek and Latin terminology ; The minds of ancient authors ; A tradition of self-control ; Philosophies of restraining rage ; Appendix: Treatises on the emotions and on anger.
Anger in society and in the state : The heroes and the archaic state ; Living together in the classical polis ; The Roman version ; Restraining the angry ruler ; A thesis about women and anger ; Family and friends ; Slavery.
Anger and the invention of psychic health : Anger as a sickness of the soul in classical Greece ; Can you cure emotions? Hellenistic and Roman anger therapy ; From sickness to sin: early Christianity and anger ; Retrospect and prospect.