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Justice of Zeus

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"Lloyd-Jones here considers, in its general character, the outlook of early Greek religion from the Homeric poems to the end of the fifth century, through and analysis of what he takes to be its central constituent, the concept of Dike. The "justice of Zeus" turns out to be two things, the first basic, the second subsidiary: (1) something like natural law or "the divinely ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published December 28th 1983 by University of California Press (first published March 28th 1971)
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Well, I had bit of extemporaneous genius here and web glitch zapped my words. This is a good book for calibrating your thinking about how people used to think and in fact do think now. People only think one way for about three or four generations at most. Then they start thinking differently from the way they did and can't really understand the way the people thought before; we start projecting and interpreting things in terms of where we are now. This book corrects that and can help anyone get ...more
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A first-rate inquiry into the theological and cosmological underpinnings of Hellenic ethics, this book is the indispensible prerequisite to any serious study of that tradition.

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Professor Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones was a British classical scholar and Regius Professor of Greek (Oxford) at Oxford University.

He pursued undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Christ Church, Oxford. He supervised many distinguished PhD students, not least Martin Litchfield West. In his inaugural address as Regius Professor in 1961 he called for a reduction in the emphasis laid on composition taugh
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