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Homeric Morality

Yamagata, Naoko (1994). Homeric Morality. Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum. Brill Academic Publishers.

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Homeric Morality is an attempt to answer two questions: whether or not the Homeric gods are concerned with 'justice' in human society, and what mechanism controls the social behaviour of Homeric man. It shows that the gods distribute good and bad fortune to men not in response to their moral behaviour, bus as required by fate; men, however, believe that the gods are concerned with human morality, and subsequently their behaviour is restrained by their faith in the moral gods as well as by many other forces, social and emotional. This volume, taken as a whole, serves as a sustained critique of two influential works in the field, The Justice of Zeus by H. Lloyd- Jones and Merit and Responsibility by A.W.H. Adkins.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 1994 Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 90-04-09872-0, 978-90-04-09872-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 21653
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 15:39
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:32
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