Ancestral Fault in Ancient Greece by Renaud Gagné

By Renaud Gagné

Ancestral fault is a center proposal of Greek literature. 'The guiltless can pay for the deeds later: both the man's little ones, or his descendants thereafter', stated Solon within the 6th century BC, an announcement echoed during the remainder of antiquity. This proposal lies on the center of old Greek pondering on theodicy, inheritance and privilege, the that means of discomfort, the hyperlinks among wealth and morality, person accountability, the bonds that unite generations and the grand pursuits of heritage. From Homer to Proclus, it performed a huge position in probably the most severe and urgent reflections of Greek tradition on divinity, society and data. The burning smooth preoccupation with collective accountability throughout generations has an extended, deep antecedent in classical Greek literature and its reception. This ebook retraces the trajectories of Greek ancestral fault and the kinds of its expression throughout the many genres and centuries the place it's found.

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