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By Douglas L. Cairns

This can be the 1st learn in English to ascertain probably the most an important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside of a variety of Greek literature. mostly rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is likely one of the such a lot elusive and hard Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different appropriate phrases in a couple of 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, during which context it will possibly realize and reply to the consideration of either the self and others. It therefore comprises either self- and different- relating to habit, aggressive and cooperative values.

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