New PDF release: Andreia: Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical

By Ralph Mark Rosen, Ineke Sluiter

ISBN-10: 9004119957

ISBN-13: 9789004119956

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.

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