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By Renaud Gagné

Ancestral fault is a middle inspiration of Greek literature. 'The guiltless pays for the deeds later: both the man's kids, or his descendants thereafter', stated Solon within the 6th century BC, an announcement echoed through the remainder of antiquity. This suggestion lies on the center of old Greek considering on theodicy, inheritance and privilege, the which means of discomfort, the hyperlinks among wealth and morality, person accountability, the bonds that unite generations and the grand events of historical past. From Homer to Proclus, it performed a big function in essentially the most serious and urgent reflections of Greek tradition on divinity, society and information. The burning smooth preoccupation with collective accountability throughout generations has a protracted, deep antecedent in classical Greek literature and its reception. This e-book retraces the trajectories of Greek ancestral fault and the sorts of its expression in the course of the many genres and centuries the place it truly is found.

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