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

Author: Marina McCoy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina McCoy
ISBN: 9780191757327 0191757322
OCLC Number: 1013585854
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 2 février 2017).
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Responsibility: Marina Berzins McCoy.

Abstract:

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.

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