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Ancestral Fault in Ancient Greece by Renaud Gagné

By Renaud Gagné

Ancestral fault is a center concept of Greek literature. 'The guiltless can pay for the deeds later: both the man's little ones, or his descendants thereafter', stated Solon within the 6th century BC, an announcement echoed through the remainder of antiquity. This concept lies on the middle of historic Greek considering on theodicy, inheritance and privilege, the that means of affliction, the hyperlinks among wealth and morality, person accountability, the bonds that unite generations and the grand routine of background. From Homer to Proclus, it performed a huge function in the most serious and urgent reflections of Greek tradition on divinity, society and information. The burning glossy preoccupation with collective accountability throughout generations has a protracted, deep antecedent in classical Greek literature and its reception. This publication retraces the trajectories of Greek ancestral fault and the types of its expression in the course of the many genres and centuries the place it truly is found.

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