Andare oltre il limite. Figure della hybris nella cultura dei Greci

Author/s Fulvia De Luise
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/77 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 10-26 File size 164 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2023-077002
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The temptation to go beyond the limit is the leitmotif of this brief review of the fi¬gures of hybris (overwhelm) in Greek culture. For defining the concept, in its constant oppo¬sition to dike (justice), this essay draws on the representations of epic and tragic poets, on the narratives of historians and on Plato’s dialogues. The aim of the research is to recon¬struct the reasons for alarm that the Greeks saw in the desire to prevail over others and in the presumption of having good reasons for doing so. What emerges is the destructive meaning of every kind of prevarication for the system of relationships that allows human coexistence.

Keywords: Greek culture, hybris, dike, limit, Homer, Hesiod, tragic poets, Plato.

Fulvia De Luise, Andare oltre il limite. Figure della hybris nella cultura dei Greci in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 77/2023, pp 10-26, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2023-077002