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‘No longer himself’: the tragic fall of Euripides' Herakles

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides' own radical treatment of the Herakles mainomenos myth, namely his externalization of the madness and humanization of the hero. The structural fission, unparalleled ... More


Dearest Haimon

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, concurring with most recent scholars that Sophocles, Antigone 572 is spoken by Ismene and not Antigone, examines the implications of the fact that she calls her cousin Haimon ‘dearest’ ... More


Virtues and Other Selves

Talbot Brewer

in The Retrieval of Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A central thesis of Aristotelian virtue ethics is that practical wisdom cannot be captured in a tractable set of general principles. This raises the question how virtue might be learned and how we ... More


The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Irving Singer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This first volume of the author’s trilogy The Nature of Love begins by studying love as appraisal and bestowal as well as imagination and idealization, and then examines the contrasting views of ... More


Friends, Friendship, and Loving Others: Aristotle and Aquinas

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It has sometimes seemed surprising to modern readers that Aristotle, when he discusses friendship in the Ethics, does not notice loving each other as a particular mark of friendship. By assuming that ... More


The Doctrine of the Mean

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter suggests that the analogy between moral sense and the primary sense is of considerable value. Moral awareness involves the concept of a mean: the form of virtue is elicited from a ... More


Friendship and Self-Love

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

‘Friendship’ is an inadequate rendering of philia, which covers any mutual attraction between two human beings. Friends are persons outside the immediate family circle with whom interests are shared, ... More


The Household

A. W. Price

in Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248996
eISBN:
9780191681172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The word ‘friend’ has an honorific but restricted sense: one's friends fall outside the necessities and importunities of home, workplace, town, or country. In respect of Greek conceptual boundaries, ... More


Individual Good and Deliberative Conflict in Aristotle

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Although Aristotle's ethics is rightly characterized as eudaimonist, in making the happiness of an individual his preeminent aim, it does not adopt the harmonizing eudaimonist position that all ... More


The Shared Life

Nancy Sherman

in The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239178
eISBN:
9780191598395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239173.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Aristotle's view, the good life is a life lived amongst friends, and in particular, amongst friends of virtue or good character. I contrast this emphasis on attachment and intimacy with the themes ... More


Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche on Friendship

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter compares Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche on the topic of friendship, love (philia), and community. Walter Kaufmann maintains that Nietzsche retrieves Aristotle’s view of noble friendship ... More


The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Jeffrey Beneker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the intersection of passion and politics in Plutarch's Lives, with special emphasis on how Plutarch represents the influence of erōs (erotic desire) on the careers of his ... More


Erōs and Marriage

Jeffrey Beneker

in The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines how Plutarch combines Aristotle's definition of friendship, as expressed in the Nicomachean Ethics, with Plato's conception of the soul to describe the ideal marriage, and ... More


Philosophy: Wise about Friendship?: In memory of André Schumer

Adriaan T. Peperazak

in Thinking about Thinking: What Kind of Conversation is Philosophy?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240173
eISBN:
9780823240210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To broach a discussion about the relationships between philosophy and friendship, this chapter begins by asking: to what extent should friendship play a role in philosophy, and to what extent can ... More


The Heroism of Hercules and the Beauty of Helen

Olga Taxidou

in Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two plays that present readings of masculinity and femininity. It first studies a reading of The Madness of Hercules that is concerned with the centrality of male-to-male ... More


Social Dynamics

Rolf Strootman

in Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapters 7 discuss the social dynamics of the court society. It is shown how relations at court were structured by the Greek moral complex of philia (ritualised friendship) and xenia ... More


Inventing Life

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

By examining the notion of philia in fifth-century Greece and Antigone's fascination with her own death, Chapter Five refines our understanding of the ways in which Sophocles's play struggles to ... More


Exit Tragedy

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The book concludes by arguing for the continuing importance of Antigone and by reading it in relation to twentieth- and twenty-first-century theorists such as Jacques Lacan, Luce Irigaray, Tina ... More


Plato on Proverbial Wisdom and the Philosophical Life

Kathy Eden

in Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows how Plato, through the Symposium, gives philosophical attention to the question of traditionality and makes his case for the philosophical tradition as the best means of education. ... More


In Place of Loyalty: Friendship and Adversary Politics in Classical Greece

Paul Woodruff

in Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785935
eISBN:
9780814760918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the role of loyalty in the classical Greek culture. Since the ancient Greeks, who invented democracy, had no concept of loyalty, friendship (philia) takes its place in ancient ... More


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