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AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9 digital
formato: Fascicolo digitale
Anno: 2009
La virtù di Emone digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
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La virtù di Emone: riflessioni sull’epieikeia greca digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
The paper proposes a reflection on the Greek concept of epieikeia, traditionally translated with equity, fairness or, in some particular contexts, leniency. The aim is to show that this concept allows us to focus on some important questions in the contemporary philosophical debate such as the question concerning the relationship between a general rule and a particular case, or the question about the problematic relationship between law and justice. The first step is a reconstruction of the meaning of the concept in the pre-Aristotelian tradition. The second part of the article focuses on epieikeia in Aristotelian thought, taking into account not only the systematic treatment but also the non-technical contexts. In this way, we can pursue a twofold aim: 1. to show the substantial continuity between Aristotle and the earlier tradition; 2. to show the internal coherence of the Aristotelian notion. Thanks to this reading, we can conclude that for Aristotle epieikeia is a complex mix of intellectual, moral and relational qualities. The last part of the paper is devoted to an example from Sophocles’ Antigone. More precisely, we focus on a minor character of the tragedy, Haemon, as a good example of epieikes in the sense described above.
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La virtù di Creonte:qualche osservazione sul rapporto tra epieikeia e dike digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
This note is a critical discussion of Francesca Piazza's excellent paper. More precisely, under discussion is the virtual identification between what is legal and what is just. For it is correct that the legal notion of justice is compatible with Aristotle's emphasis on epieikeia, but it is controversial that the same applies to cases in which an absolute (ie divine, natural) notion of justice is at stake, as the analysis of Sophocles' fr. 703 shows. A comparison between Plato and Creon in Sophocles' Antigones shows a further difficulty: when it is not clear who is legitimated to subordinate law and justice to epieikeia, it is perhaps better to conform to law (nomos).
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Quelques observations sur un intraduisible célèbre (epieikes, epieikeia) digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
In this paper we examine again, after many others, the meaning of a key-word in the ethico-political greek thought : epieikes, epieikeia. Philosophical, legal aspects are now well investigated, but there is still food for thought about rhetorical values of the term. We remind first the enlightening role of a well known episode of Homer’s Iliad (XXIII, 362 sq.). We then show how this episode supports Francesca Piazza’s overview : the originality of epieikeia lies in its paradoxical nature, combining a sort of violation of the law with kindness. Its legitimacy comes only from the adaptation of the orator to the circumstance and to the audience. We finally examine a passage of the Rhetoric to Alexander and analyze the link between epieikeia and eikos (likelihood, acceptability) and sumpheron (common interest).
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Epieikeia in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
After giving an explanation of Aristotle’s “technical” account of the virtue of epieikeia (“equity”) in Aristotle, various seeming difficulties in Piazza’s account are examined. The first involves Aristotle’s conjecture that the “technical” use of the term epieikes preceded the extended account: it is argued that this seems both antecedently more likely and is not inconsistent with the evidence from authors prior to Aristotle, including Homer. Other difficulties involve the Nicomachean Ethics itself, such as that that work gives no evidence of an original, extended meaning of the term. Moreover, Aristotle seems oblivious to any connotation of epieikes other than what it gets through its connection with dikaion (justice). The famous Rule of Lesbos comparison is examined and argued to lend no support to Piazza’s thesis. Finally, it is argued that Aristotle’s characterization of a person with epieikeia, as someone who is disposed to accept less (elattōtikos), can also be seen not to support to Piazza’s thesis, once it is realized that that term occurs in a passage in which Aristotle is giving a definition of epieikeia strictly analogous to his earlier definition of dikaiosunē.
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Epitalamio ed imeneo: l’idillio XVIII di Teocrito digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
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The Binarism of Fragment and Whole:from the Jena Romantics to the ‘New Sappho’ digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
One of the main questions concerning the new Sappho is whether or not it is complete. Scholars choose one side or the other: the twelve lines of the “New Sappho” are a complete poem, or the poem continues, as it appears to do in the Oxford papyrus (POxy 1787). The binarism, i.e., of fragment and whole, that frames the discussion should itself be discussed. It has a discernible history (§1), which culminates in the mid-twentieth century with the advent of literary theory and a new conception of literature (§2). At that time, along with many changes that took place outside the field of Classics, within this field came “oral theory.” One of its implications was that the communication of archaic poetry was principally in performance. In the perspective of performance, with its various possibilities of adaptive reuse of the same poetic materials, the binarism is difficult to maintain (§3). Reuse continues in writing (§§4-5). Some consequences for the understanding of the “New Sappho” are considered in the penultimate section of this paper (§6). Finally, a distinction between fragment and part is proposed (§7).
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Elena nella notte della presa di Troia: dall’Iliupersis all'Eneide digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
This essay scrutinizes a well-known episode which took place in the night of the fall of Troy: the meeting of Helen and Menelaus. We know the general development of the events from texts which relate some versions we find in the archaic Greek poetry (Iliupersis, Little Iliad) and from representations of archaic Greek art. In this essay the different versions are scrutinized again and a new analysis is proposed which points out differences and possible developments. A special attention is dedicated to the Stesichorean version, whch is told in different ways in a scholium to Euripides’ Orestes (fr. 201 D.) and in the tabula Capitolina. The hypothesis is considered that the two versions were present in different works of the poet. Another important point concerns the version of the same events as they are represented in a Corinthian crater of the late archaic age. The events take place in Priam’s palace and see the participation of relevant characters such as Helen, Aeneas, Hecuba and probably Cassandra. In some points the scene recalls the Virgilian version in the second book of the Aeneid. The last section examines the versions in which Helen plays an active role to support the Achaean side in the last night of Troy.
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Osservazioni sceniche sul finale dei Cavalieri di Aristofane (vv. 1316-1408) digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2009 - 9
Anno: 2009
The Author reconsiders some controversial problems of staging raised by the end of Aristophanes’ Knights (ll. 1316-1408): [I] at 1326-1328 the change of scene from Demos’ house to the propuvlaia of the ancient Athens could be verbally suggested by stage directions internal to the text rather than actually carried out through some theatre device like the ekkyklema; [II] at 1331 it is reasonable to assume that Demos appeared really rejuvenated, his actor wearing a new mask, despite Edmunds and MacDowell’s objections; [III] at 1384-1386 nothing in the text suggests that the pais enorkes was visible on stage; [IV] there are good reasons to suppose that at 1389ff. the thirty-year Spondai were represented by one mute alone; [V] at the end of the play the Paphlagonian may have first appeared between 1407 and 1408, probably carried by one or more mute slaves.
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