Justice of Zeus

Justice of Zeus
A Book

by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1983-12-28
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0520046889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Lloyd-Jones here considers, in its general character, the outlook of early Greek religion from the Homeric poems to the end of the fifth century, through and analysis of what he takes to be its central constituent, the concept of Dike. The "justice of Zeus" turns out to be two things, the first basic, the second subsidiary: (1) something like natural law or "the divinely appointed order of the universe," an order not always or even usually open to human scrutiny, and (2) moral law, a concession to the insignificant creatures of a day that men are, whereby Zeus "punishes, late or soon, a man who has done injustice to another, either in his own person or in that of his descendants." Because Lloyd-Jones sees the first and basic notion of Dike as the prerequisite of the later rational speculation to which it led (smoothly and without violent discontinuities, as he claims), his book assumes the dimensions of Kulturgeschichte Griechenlands, and becomes the latest in a small but distinguished list of works with similarly broad scope . . ." From: Review The Justice of Zeus by Hugh Lloyd-Jones Review by: John Peradotto The Classical Journal Vol. 70, No. 3 (Feb. - Mar., 1975) , pp. 61-68 Published by: The Classical Association of the Middle West and South

Justice of Zeus

Justice of Zeus
A Book

by Hugh Lloyd-Jones

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1983-12-28
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780520046887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Lloyd-Jones here considers, in its general character, the outlook of early Greek religion from the Homeric poems to the end of the fifth century, through and analysis of what he takes to be its central constituent, the concept of Dike. The "justice of Zeus" turns out to be two things, the first basic, the second subsidiary: (1) something like natural law or "the divinely appointed order of the universe," an order not always or even usually open to human scrutiny, and (2) moral law, a concession to the insignificant creatures of a day that men are, whereby Zeus "punishes, late or soon, a man who has done injustice to another, either in his own person or in that of his descendants." Because Lloyd-Jones sees the first and basic notion of Dike as the prerequisite of the later rational speculation to which it led (smoothly and without violent discontinuities, as he claims), his book assumes the dimensions of Kulturgeschichte Griechenlands, and becomes the latest in a small but distinguished list of works with similarly broad scope . . ." From: Review The Justice of Zeus by Hugh Lloyd-Jones Review by: John Peradotto The Classical Journal Vol. 70, No. 3 (Feb. - Mar., 1975) , pp. 61-68 Published by: The Classical Association of the Middle West and South

Justice and Prophecy

Justice and Prophecy
The Relationship Between Zeus and Apollo in Greek Tragedy

by Robert Drummond

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon

On the Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
A Book

by Peter M. Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Flower of Suffering

The Flower of Suffering
Theology, Justice, and the Cosmos in Aeschylus’ ›Oresteia‹ and Presocratic Thought

by Nuria Scapin

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2020-04-06
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 3110685639
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek tragedy occupies a prominent place in the development of early Greek thought. However, even within the partial renaissance of debates about tragedy’s roots in the popular thought of archaic Greece, its potential connection to the early philosophical tradition remains, with few exceptions, at the periphery of current interest. This book aims to show that our understanding of Aeschylus’ Oresteia is enhanced by seeing that the trilogy’s treatment of Zeus and Justice (Dikê) shares certain concepts, assumptions, categories of thought, and forms of expression with the surviving fragments and doxography of certain Presocratic thinkers (especially Anaximander, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, and Parmenides). By examining several aspects of the tragic trilogy in relation to Presocratic debates about theology and cosmic justice, it shows how such scrutiny may affect our understanding of the theological ‘tension’ and metaphysical assumptions underpinning the Oresteia’s dramatic narrative. Ultimately, it argues that Aeschylus bestows on the experience of human suffering, as it is given in the contradictory multiplicity of the world, the status of a profound form of knowledge: a meeting point between the human and divine spheres.

Zeus

Zeus
A Book

by Ken Dowden

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9780415305020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ken Dowden's work centres on Zeus, the chief god of the Greeks and ruler of the heavens. As with all the Greek gods and goddesses, he is a piece of a jigsaw that forms the inner story of Ancient Greek society.

A Defense of Rule

A Defense of Rule
Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India

by Stuart Gray

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0190636327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At its core, politics is all about relations of rule. Accordingly one of the central preoccupations of political theory is what it means for human beings to rule over one another or share in a process of ruling. While political theorists tend to regard rule as a necessary evil, this book aims to explain how rule need not be understood as anathema to political life. Rather, by looking at some of the earliest traditions of political thought we can rethink rule in ways that evoke stewardship rather than domination. Stuart Gray argues that hierarchical ideas about rule coevolved with political divisions between the human and non-human in western theory. The earliest discernible Greek thought advanced an instrumental relationship between humans and their environment, a position that has persisted into our current age. While this seems a defensible position, Gray points out that such instrumental understandings of the nonhuman world have gotten us into serious trouble, including problems of deforestation, global warming, rising sea levels, species loss, and peak oil. To rethink the concept of rule, A Defense of Rule turns to early Indian political thought that suggests that rule is a relationship predicated on stewardship. The book compares these two traditions of thought in order to suggest that we have a normative duty to the environment, and thus to act in a way that takes the interests of non-human nature into account. Basing his argument on his own original translations of primary sources in ancient Greek and Sanskrit, Gray shows when and how early concepts of rule evolved to justify divisions between the human and nonhuman. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of our duties toward the nonhuman natural world.

Work, Justice, and Hesiod's Five Ages

Work, Justice, and Hesiod's Five Ages
A Book

by Joseph Eddy Fontenrose

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comparative Journeys

Comparative Journeys
Essays on Literature and Religion East and West

by Anthony C. Yu

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2008-11-05
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0231512503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout his academic career, Anthony C. Yu has employed a comparative approach to literary analysis that pays careful attention to the religious and philosophical elements of Chinese and Western texts. His mastery of both canons remains unmatched in the field, and his immense knowledge of the contexts that gave rise to each tradition supplies the foundations for ideal comparative scholarship. In these essays, Yu explores the overlap between literature and religion in Chinese and Western literature. He opens with a principal method for relating texts to religion and follows with several essays that apply this approach to single texts in discrete traditions: the Greek religion in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; ancient Chinese philosophical thought in Laozi; and Chinese religious syncretism in The Journey to the West. Yu's essays juxtapose Chinese and Western texts Cratylus next to Xunzi, for example and discuss their relationship to language and subjects, such as liberal Greek education against general education in China. He compares a specific Western text and religion to a specific Chinese text and religion. He considers the Divina Commedia in the context of Catholic theology alongside The Journey to the West as it relates to Chinese syncretism, united by the theme of pilgrimage. Yet Yu's focus isn't entirely tied to the classics. He also considers the struggle for human rights in China and how this topic relates to ancient Chinese social thought and modern notions of rights in the West. "In virtually every high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo Christian, the literary tradition has developed in intimate indeed, often intertwining-relation to religious thought, practice, institution, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a major step toward unraveling this complexity, revealing through the skilled observation of texts the extraordinary intimacy between two supposedly disparate languages and cultures.

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae
Four Plays

by Euripides

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-21
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1585105996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.

From Many Gods To

From Many Gods To
Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

by Tobias Gregory

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-10
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 1459606183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of Homer and Virgil - indeed, quarrels within the family of Olympian gods are essential to the narrative structure of those poems - yet poets of the Renaissance recognized that the cantankerous Olympians could not be imitated too closely. The divine action of their classical models had to be transformed to accord with contemporary tastes and Christian belief. From Many Gods to One offers the first comparative study of poetic approaches to the problem of epic divine action. Through readings of Petrarch, Vida, Ariosto, Tasso, and Milton, Tobias Gregory describes the narrative and ideological consequences of the epic's turn from pagan to Christian. Drawing on scholarship in several disciplines - religious studies, classics, history, and philosophy, as well as literature - From Many Gods to One sheds new light on two subjects of enduring importance in Renaissance studies: the precarious balance between classical literary models and Christian religious norms and the role of religion in drawing lines between allies and others.

Sources for the Study of Greek Religion

Sources for the Study of Greek Religion
Corrected Edition

by David G. Rice,John E Stambaugh

  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release : 2012-06-10
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1589834615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since its initial publication in 1979, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion has become an essential classroom resource in the field of classical studies. The Society of Biblical Literature is pleased to present a corrected edition—in a new, attractive, and electronic-friendly format—with hopes that it will inspire a new generation of classicists and religious historians.

Athena's Justice

Athena's Justice
Athena, Athens and the Concept of Justice in Greek Tragedy

by Rebecca Futo Kennedy

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9781433104541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Athena is recognized as an allegory or representative of Athens in most Athenian public art except in tragedy. Perhaps this is because tragedy is rarely studied as a public art form or, perhaps, because her character is not static in tragedy. Although Athena's characterization changes to fit the needs of a particular drama, her clear connection with justice remains true throughout and suggests that she is always the representative of the city and its institutions. Athens, the city Athena protected, experienced a dramatic transformation in the fifth century: its political institutions, physical landscape, military power and international prestige underwent dynamic change. Athena, its goddess and its symbol, simultaneously transformed as well, although not always for the better. Athena's Justice follows the question of civic identity and ideology in Athenian tragedy, focusing specifically on the link between tragedy and its influence upon identity creation and promotion during the period when Athens was asserting itself as an imperial power. Through examination of tragedies in which Athena appears, this book traces the process by which Athens came to identify itself with its legal system, symbolized by Athena on stage, and then suffered the corruption of that system by the exercise of imperial power. Athena's Justice is essential reading not just for classicists and ancient historians, but for anyone interested in the interaction between art and politics and the process by which human beings in any period seek to shape their identity as a people.

Reading Religions in the Ancient World

Reading Religions in the Ancient World
Essays Presented to Robert McQueen Grant on his 90th Birthday

by David Edward Aune,Robin Darling Young

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2007-11-14
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9047422767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Reading Religions in the Ancient World, sixteen colleagues and students of Robert M. Grant honor their colleague, friend and mentor with essays on Classical Studies, New Testament Studies and Patristic Studies. These three areas of study signal the breadth and depth of Professor Grant’s own scholarly interests and productivity.

Form and Meaning in Drama

Form and Meaning in Drama
A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

by H. D. F. Kitto

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-02-03
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1317814371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive quality of criticism.

Epic Lessons

Epic Lessons
An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry

by Peter Toohey

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-04-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1135035342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessons shows how this scientific poetry was intended not just to instruct but also to entertain. Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic 'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness of these ancient poems appear as clear as daylight and his enthusiasm renders them as attractive as the latest blockbuster.' - JACT Review

Euripides and the Gods

Euripides and the Gods
A Book

by Mary Lefkowitz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-12-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0190623608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern readers find it hard to come to terms with the gods in Euripides' dramas. Readers try to dismiss them as a literary convention. Stage productions leave them out, especially in the cases when they appear ex machina. Instead, they place disproportionate emphasis on the harsh criticisms of the gods uttered by some of the characters in the dramas, and have sought to interpret Euripides ironically, viewing his portrayal of the cruel and capricious gods as a means of drawing attention to the deficiencies of ancient Greek religion. In their view Euripides' dramas seek to question the nature and sometimes even the very existence of traditional Greek gods. In Euripides and the Gods, classicist Mary Lefkowitz sets out to show that the tragedian is not undermining ancient religion, but rather describing with a brutal realism what the gods are like, impressing upon his mortal audience the limitations of human understanding. Writing the first extended treatment of these issues for a general audience, Lefkowitz provides a book that deals with all of Euripides' dramas, and argues for a more tolerant and nuanced understanding of ancient Greek religion. Euripides, like Homer, is making a statement about the nature of the world and human life, terrifying but accurate. She explains how the idea that Euripides was an atheist derives from ancient biographies that drew their evidence from comic poets, and shows why the doubts about the gods expressed by his characters must be understood in their dramatic context. Euripides and the Gods offers a compelling invitation to return to the dramatic masterpieces of Euripides with fresh eyes.

Cosmos and Tragedy

Cosmos and Tragedy
An Essay on the Meaning of Aeschylus

by Brooks Otis

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : 1469640112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Otis clarifies the moral and theological issues raised in the Ortesia and relates them to certain stylistic and structural qualities of the three plays. He tackles the central questions of guilt, retribution, and the relation between human and divine justice, and he sees a carefully prepared evolution in the trilogy from a primitive to a more civilized form of justice. Otis treats the trilogy as a poem, a play, and a work of theological and philosophical reflection. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought
A Book

by Stephen Salkever

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2009-04-27
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 0521867533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to the central texts and problems in ancient Greek political thought from Homer through the Stoics and Epicureans.

Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38) in Ancient Jewish Exegesis

Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38) in Ancient Jewish Exegesis
Studies in Literary Form and Hermeneutics

by Esther Marie Menn

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9789004106307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This exploration of Genesis 38 in "The Testament of Judah," "Targum Neofiti," and "Genesis Rabbah" shows how new meanings emerge through encounters between the biblical text and later Jewish communities.