Wounded heroes : vulnerability as a virtue in ancient Greek literature and philosophy

McCoy examines how Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy offer important insights into the nature of human vulnerability especially how Greek thought extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. Beginning with the literary works of Homer and Sophocles, she also expands her analysis t...

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Main Author: McCoy, Marina
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:McCoy examines how Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy offer important insights into the nature of human vulnerability especially how Greek thought extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. Beginning with the literary works of Homer and Sophocles, she also expands her analysis to the philosophical works of Plato and Aristotle
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9780191757327