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Senior Lecturer in Classics and Head of Department Douglas L Cairns

Senior Lecturer in Classics and Head of Department Douglas L Cairns Aidos : The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (Hardcover)

Senior Lecturer in Classics and Head of Department Douglas L Cairns Aidos : The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (Hardcover)

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This is the first study in English to examine one of the most crucial terms in Greek ethical and social discourse, aidos, within a wide range of Greek literature. Commonly rendered shame, modesty, or respect, aidos is one of the most elusive and difficult Greek words to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the nature and application of aidos and other relevant terms in a number of authors; with particular emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He shows that the essence of the concept is to be found in its relationship with Greek values of honor, in which context it can recognize and respond to the honor of both the self and others. It thus involves both self- and other- regarding behavior, competitive and cooperative values.
• Author: Douglas L Cairns • ISBN:9780198146841 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:1993-02-11

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Clarendon Press

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

496

Author

Douglas L Cairns

Title

Aidos

ISBN-13

9780198146841

Publication Date

February, 1993

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

8.50 x 5.50 x 1.25 Inches

ISBN-10

0198146841

SKU: WA53325725

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