"...a truly remarkable history of the concept of 'will,' the most informative such history I have seen. Sorbji shows with exceptional clarity the complexity of the classical Greek vocabulary of 'willing,' and the consequences of Latin simplifications. Sorabji's book is an important contribution to the understanding of the history of the conceptualization of human emotions. It will be indispensable for future researchers in this area." --Journal of the History of Philosophy
"Sorabji's book is an insightful and compelling study of the emotions and their role in the psychology of human action and should be considered mandatory reading for anyone doing academic research on the analysis of the emotions in Hellenistic, late antique or early Christian philosophy."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Another brilliant, astounding production, exciting in the breadth of its coverage, terrifying in the scope of its learning.... Rich, provocative, varied, and entertaining"--Tad Brennan, Philosophical Books
About the Author
Richard Sorabji is at Wolfson College, Oxford.