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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lucy M
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-07T02:15:46Z
dc.date.available2017-08-07T02:15:46Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSmith, L. M. (2017). Does Achilles Forgive in the Iliad? The Archaic Origins of the Virtue of Forgivingness. Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) — Special Issue, 98–109.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-646-97231-2
dc.identifier.issn1039-2831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37393
dc.descriptionAll rights reserved © 2017, Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. Reproduced with permission of the publisher.en
dc.description.abstractIn Before Forgiveness, David Konstan argues that the modern concept of interpersonal forgiveness was absent from Western thought until the early modern period. However, by “the modern” concept of the term, Konstan means one specific modern conception of forgiveness: that articulated by Griswold in Forgiveness, a conception unique amongst modern scholarship in its narrow, revisionary and prescriptive nature. In this paper I consider Konstan’s argument with respect to archaic Greece. I argue that, even when we limit ourselves to Griswold’s conception of interpersonal forgiveness, and to the two Iliadic examples considered by Konstan, there is more room for interpersonal forgiveness in the Iliad than Konstan would have us believe. I will show that examination of Achilles’ renunciation of his resentment at Agamemnon in Iliad 18 and Priam in Iliad 24 reveals the earliest depiction in Western literature of the virtue of forgivingness.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherModern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealanden
dc.rights© 2017, Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.en
dc.subjectBefore Forgiveness by David Konstanen
dc.subjectinterpersonal forgivenessen
dc.subjectforgivenessen
dc.titleDoes Achilles Forgive in the Iliad? The Archaic Origins of the Virtue of Forgivingnessen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderModern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.en


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