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Conclusion

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that issues of familial interaction, causation, human action, and moral responsibility in Attic ... More


The Birth of Tragedy: Prometheus the Knowing Maker of Culture

Laurence Lampert

in What a Philosopher Is: Becoming Nietzsche

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226488110
eISBN:
9780226488257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488257.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche’s 1886 Foreword to his first book aims to make up for what that book ruined: the stupendous Greek problem of truth and culture. His book focused on Attic tragedy because there the ideal of ... More


Returning to Troy: Herodotus and the Mythic Discourse of his own Time

Emily Baragwanath

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus articulates the continuing presence and relevance of myth in the world of the fifth century. This chapter begins by examining an episode near the end of the Histories, where Herodotus ... More


Myth and Truth in Herodotus’ Cyrus Logos

Charles C. Chiasson

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ostensible contradiction between Herodotus' allegedly true story of the Persian king Cyrus' rise to power (1.95–130) and the mythical features of the logos itself. Unlike ... More


The Athenian Woman

H. D. F. Kitto

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the position of women in Athens. It is the accepted view that the Athenian woman lived in an almost Oriental seclusion, regarded with indifference, even contempt. The evidence ... More


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