Odi et amo: hating and loving simultaneously is just one of many instances in Roman love poetry of a ʻweakness of willʼ known in ancient ethics as akrasia. This contribution presents some preliminary research towards a view that Latin elegy offers a philosophically inflected meditation on this issue, and more broadly on the degree to which the individual is in charge of their emotions, decisions and, ultimately, their destiny.
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- Chiara Fedriani