9780198146841-0198146841-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

ISBN-13: 9780198146841
ISBN-10: 0198146841
Edition: 1
Author: Cairns, Douglas L.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198146841
ISBN-10: 0198146841
Edition: 1
Author: Cairns, Douglas L.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Format: Hardcover 496 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Cairns, Douglas L. wrote Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature comprising 496 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198146841 and 9780198146841. Since then Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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