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By Douglas L. Cairns

This can be the 1st examine in English to check probably the most an important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside a variety of Greek literature. in general rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is among the such a lot elusive and hard Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different suitable phrases in a couple of authors; with specific emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He exhibits that the essence of the idea that is to be present in its courting with Greek values of honor, within which context it may realize and reply to the respect of either the self and others. It hence includes either self- and different- concerning habit, aggressive and cooperative values.

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The chorēgia was thus an institution in need of reform, and reformed it was.

Alexander’s death and the revolt against Macedon in 323/2 no doubt brought a quick end to this nascent cult. 21). This passage of Hyperides is the only indication that Alexander’s cult survived, even by days, the Lamian War. There is no trace of it in the following months or years. In Hyperides’ view the Athenians were “forced” (ναγκαζ μεθα) to institute this cult, and it was the result of the insolence (περη φαναν ) and boldness (τλμαν ) of the Macedonians. 21–22). The sources suggest that Athenian religious sentiments were unanimously opposed to the cult but yielded to political pressures.

79. On cult of Zeus Soter see Rosivach 1987; Garland 1987, 137–38. Garland (137, 239) associates the provisions of IG I[3] 130a (of ca. 432) with Zeus Soter, but there is nothing in the text to warrant this. Since there are two Zeuses given the epithet Soter in Athens, one Zeus Eleutherios of the Stoa of Zeus in the Agora and the other in Piraeus, care must be taken in assigning references to Zeus Soter. It is not sufficient to assume all references “in political contexts” are to Zeus Eleutherios/Soter, as Rosivach (263) does.

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