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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 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


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


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


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 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


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