Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Repentance and Remorse Again
See, e.g., Democritus, fragment B 43 (tr. Kathleen Freeman):
Repentance for shameful deeds is salvation in life.There are more examples and discussion in
μεταμέλεια ἐπ᾿ αἰσχροῖσιν ἔργμασι βίου σωτηρίη.
- Douglas L. Cairns, "Representations of Remorse and Reparation in Classical Greece," in Murray Cox, ed., Remorse and Reparation (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999), pp. 171-178
- Laurel Fulkerson, "Metameleia and Friends: Remorse and Repentance in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Athenian Oratory," Phoenix 58 (2004) 241-259