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Ethics in Aesop's fables : the Augustana collection

Author: Christos A Zafiropoulos
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2001.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 216.
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This book offers a detailed analysis of the ethical content of the Greek fable and provides fascinating new information about the use of popular literature in Greece (fable, in particular) as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zafiropoulos, Christos A.
Ethics in Aesop's fables.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2001
(OCoLC)647068730
Named Person: Aesop; Aesop.; Ésope.; Aesop.; Ésope (0620?-0560? av. J.-C.).; Aesopus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christos A Zafiropoulos
ISBN: 9004118675 9789004118676
OCLC Number: 45821167
Description: xiv, 202 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Greek Fable --
Definition and Characteristics of the Greek Fable --
History and Function of the Greek Fable --
The Term 'Aesopic' --
History and Function of the Greek Fable: The Archaic and Classical Periods --
History and Function of the Greek Fable: From the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity --
The Ethics of the Greek Fable --
Scholarly Approaches to the Ethical Content of the Greek Fable --
Theoretical Perspectives and the Project of this Book --
Conflict in the Augustana Fables --
The Agon in the Augustana --
The Theme of the Agon in Greece --
The Agon in the Augustana --
Lessons on Survival --
The Fulfilment of Personal Interest --
The Need for Immediate Action and the Issue of [characters not reproducible] --
Custom --
Learning through Suffering and the Theme of Toil --
Learning through Suffering --
The Theme of Toil --
Respect Your Limits --
Reciprocity in the Augustana --
The Norm of Reciprocity --
Reciprocity in the Augustana --
Amicable Reciprocity: Friendship and Alliances --
Political Fables --
Reciprocity and Economic Life --
Hostile Reciprocity --
Factors that Control the Function of Positive Reciprocity --
Justice --
Internalized Sanctions --
Internalized Sanctions: Gratitude --
External Sanctions: Supplication and Respect of the Suppliants --
External Sanctions: Divine Punishment and Other Non-Human Forces (Fate, Chance) --
External Sanctions: The Power of Others --
The Fable as a Form of Ethical Reasoning --
The Inner Qualities in the Augustana --
Inner Qualities with Disastrous Effects.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 216.
Responsibility: by Christos A. Zafiropoulos.

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