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In this booklet, McCoy examines how Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have very important insights to provide concerning the nature of human vulnerability, that's valuable to the human event. whereas reports of Greek heroism and advantage frequently specialise in energy of personality, prowess in warfare, or the success of honour, McCoy examines one other part to Greek idea that extols the popularity and correct recognition of vulnerability, or the potential to be wounded. starting with the literary works of Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Philoctetes, she expands her research to philosophical works the place she analyses imagery of hurting in Plato's Gorgias and Symposium, in addition to Aristotle's paintings at the vulnerability inherent in friendship. McCoy goals at deepening our knowing of the virtues of vulnerability for people and societies alike, and gives an cutting edge interpretation of tragic catharsis as a method for society to extend on its imaginative and prescient of itself and the susceptible inside of within the community.

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