A spouse to Greek Literature provides a accomplished advent to the wide variety of texts and literary types produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.
• gains contributions from quite a lot of confirmed specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• bargains accomplished assurance of the various genres and literary varieties produced by way of the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
• contains readings that deal with the construction and transmission of old Greek texts, ancient reception, person authors, and masses extra
• Explores the topic of historic Greek literature in cutting edge methods
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It is a grave illusion to try to express that silence and grandeur in real life; by what should be a banality, tragedy is a form of art. But one thing it expresses is that the significance of someone's life and its relations to society may be such that someone needs to recognise and express his responsibility for actions when no one else would have the right to make a claim for damages or be in a position to. Moreover, in the earlier part of this chapter I tried to remind us how, when the response is demanded by someone else and there are claims for damages, this itself reaches beyond the intentions of the responsible agent.
Here we must turn back again from law and philosophy to tragedy, from the accident in the gymnasium to the mistake at the crossroads. " "Strained language," a progressivist critic writes, who sees these words as an overtaxed attempt to accommodate language to the kinds of considerations that appear in the Tetralogies . I doubt whether Sophocles was struggling to accommodate himself to ― 69 ― the growth of the moral consciousness, and I am sure that if he merely wanted to describe what Oedipus did, he had adequate language to do so.
But how far, and in what ways, is this really true of our life, as opposed to what moralists say about our life?  There is perhaps no single question on which an understanding of the Greeks can join more helpfully with reflection on our own experience. We paralyse both that understanding and that reflection if we simply take it for granted that the distinction is at once deep, important, and self-explanatory. Once we stop taking this for granted, we may see some advantages in the Greeks' ways of understanding the ethical emotions.