By Ralph Mark Rosen, Ineke Sluiter
An exam of a significant thought within the self-definition of any Greek-speaking male: "Andreia", the suggestion of braveness and manliness. via a mix of lexical or semantic and conceptual reviews the discourse of manliness and its function within the building of social order is explored.
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The translation is Gomme’s. See also, Hunter 1982, 153, n. 8 pleonexia and philotimia lead to to philonikein or ‘fanatical strife’. Here the phil- preﬁx connotes a negative because excessive form of the desire for victory. 35–46. 1 (tolma). 82 and 83 reveals a military virtue turned into a political vice. 1 the Corcyreans are said to be the ﬁrst to dare (proutolmÆyh) commit the crimes connected with stasis. Cf. 3 tolmhr«w. 7). Cf. 5). See Huart 1968, 432–6 for a general discussion of forms of tolman in Thucydides.
On the other side of the equation, tolma alogistos represents a similar uneasy pairing since tolma is very often a positive quality in Thucydides’ text while alo gistos is not. Thus, the oxymoronic equivalence between the two phrases does not simply mean that a positive term is now used to describe a negative activity or disposition. 19 18 Loraux 1986, 108: On fil°tairow, see also Gomme 1959, ad loc. 8: pãntvn dÉ aÈt«n a‡tion érxØ ≤ diå pleonej¤an ka‹ filotim¤an (The cause of it all was power pursued for the sake of greed and personal ambition).
2 On this aspect of semantic change, see Hock 1986, 290. ROSEN/F3/25-58 10/1/02 2:11 PM Page 26 26 be a man begins as an observable act of facing death on the battleﬁeld in epic poetry and becomes a deﬁning ethical characteristic of the citizen in the ﬁfth-century polis. 3 This transition can be mapped in a variety of ways in the ancient sources; a lexical or semantic map is obviously partial and selective. Still, culturally signiﬁcant words like andreia have histories, not sim ply in the sense that they have etymologies or because they stay in circulation (or do not) over a signiﬁcant period of time.
Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity by Ralph Mark Rosen, Ineke Sluiter