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By Renaud Gagné

ISBN-10: 1107039800

ISBN-13: 9781107039803

ISBN-10: 1316613542

ISBN-13: 9781316613542

Ancestral fault is a middle thought of Greek literature. 'The guiltless pays for the deeds later: both the man's young children, or his descendants thereafter', stated Solon within the 6th century BC, an announcement echoed through the remainder of antiquity. This suggestion lies on the center of historical Greek pondering on theodicy, inheritance and privilege, the that means of soreness, the hyperlinks among wealth and morality, person accountability, the bonds that unite generations and the grand pursuits of historical past. From Homer to Proclus, it performed an important position in probably the most severe and urgent reflections of Greek tradition on divinity, society and information. The burning glossy preoccupation with collective accountability throughout generations has an extended, deep antecedent in classical Greek literature and its reception. This e-book retraces the trajectories of Greek ancestral fault and the different types of its expression during the many genres and centuries the place it's found.

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