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In this book, Eric Havelock presents a challenging account of the development of the idea of justice in early Greece, and particularly of the way justice changed as Greek oral tradition gradually gave way to the written word in a literate society.
He begins by examining the educational functions of poets in preliterate Greece, showing how they conserved and transmitted the traditions of society, a thesis adumbrated in his earlier book Preface to Plato. Homer, he demonstrates, has much to say about justice, but since that idea is nowhere in the epics directly stated or expressed, it must be deduced from the speech and actions of the characters. Havelock's careful reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey is original and revealing; it sheds light both on Homeric notions of justice and on the Archaic Greek society depicted in the poems.
As Havelock continues his inquiry from Hesiod to Aeschylus, his findings become more complex. The oral Greek world shades into a literate one. Words lose some kinds of meanings, gain others, and steadily become more suited to the conceptualization that Plato strove for and achieved. This evolution of language itself, Havelock shows, was one of the principal accomplishments of the Greek world.
Lucidly written and forcefully argued, this book is a major contribution to our knowledge of ancient Greece--its politics, philosophy, and literature, from Homer to Plato.
About the Author: Eric A. Havelock was Sterling Professor of Classics, Emeritus, Yale University.
Title: The Greek Concept of Justice: From Its ...
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Book Description Harvard University Press, 1978. Book Condition: Good. Second Printing. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2981142
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Book Description Harvard University Press 1978-09-18, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0674362209. Bookseller Inventory # 722152
Book Description Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978., 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition. ix, 382 pp. Original cloth. Small piece torn from blank corner of half-title, else Very Good+, without dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 13354
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illustrated (illustrator). Black cloth. Foxing to cover and spine. DJ browned at spine Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 031166
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 8vo. viii + 382pp. Sewn binding in black cloth-covered boards. Some fading, discoloration of cover; some chipping and a 1/2" tear at the top of dust jacket on front; sticker residue on top right front of jacket. Binding is square & tight, pages are clean & unmarked; appears to be an unread copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001148
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2nd Printing. 382pp with Index. Black cloth. Stated 2nd Printing. Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No itnternal names, notes, markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover (NP). USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ancient History. Bookseller Inventory # 19542
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG+. 2nd Printing. Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket.; 9.53 X 6.46 X 1.30 inches; 382 pages VG+; Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 43580
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020674362209
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