Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature

Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature

Douglas L. Cairns


this is often the 1st research in English to envision the most an important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside quite a lot of Greek literature. more often than not rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is among the so much elusive and tough Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different proper phrases in a few authors; with specific emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He exhibits that the essence of the concept that is to be present in its dating with Greek values of honor, within which context it may possibly realize and reply to the glory of either the self and others. It therefore comprises either self- and different- relating to habit, aggressive and cooperative values.

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