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dc.contributor.authorBerzins McCoy, Marina
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2013-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-10-03 09:09:28
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:57:37Z
dc.identifier455815
dc.identifierOCN: 1030815961
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33835
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38071
dc.description.abstractVulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important insights to offer about the nature of human vulnerability and how human beings might better come to terms with their own vulnerability. While studies of Greek heroism and virtue often focus on strength of character, prowess in war, or the achievement of honor for oneself or one’s society, McCoy examines another side to Greek thought that extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. McCoy begins with the literary works of Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Philoctetes before expanding her analysis to philosophical works. There, she analyzes imagery of wounding in Plato’s Gorgias and Symposium as well as Aristotle’s work on the vulnerability inherent in friendship and an innovative interpretation of tragic catharsis in the Poetics. As much a work of philosophy as of classical textual analysis, McCoy’s work aims at a deeper understanding of the virtues of vulnerability for individuals and societies alike.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DB Classical texts
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE::HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
dc.subject.otherplato
dc.subject.othersuffering
dc.subject.otherwounds
dc.subject.othervirtue
dc.subject.othertragedy
dc.subject.otherhomer
dc.subject.othervulnerability
dc.subject.othersophocles
dc.subject.otheraristotle
dc.subject.othergreek philosophy
dc.subject.otherAchilles
dc.subject.otherAlcibiades
dc.subject.otherCreative Commons
dc.subject.otherNeoptolemus
dc.subject.otherOedipus
dc.subject.otherPhiloctetes
dc.subject.otherSocrates
dc.subject.otherTheseus
dc.titleWounded Heroes
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydb4e319f-ca9f-449a-bcf2-37d7c6f885b1
oapen.relation.isFundedByOAPEN-UK
oapen.relation.isbn9780199672783
oapen.collectionOAPEN-UK
oapen.pages246
dc.relationisFundedBy780772a6-efb4-48c3-b268-5edaad8380c4


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