Hledání zlatého věku : (ideály dobrovolné skromnosti a jejich odraz v literatuře)

Author: Kysučan, Lubor
Source document: Sborník prací Filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity. G, Řada sociálněvědná. 1996, vol. 45, iss. G38, pp. [55]-74
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The author surveys historical evidence of ideas of modesty so as to find out to what degree these ideas are present in our culture. He focuses his attention above all on the period of the Roman Empire, searching for the motives which led to the emphasis of the value of modesty, and asks whether similar ideas could have had a wide reception in the society of that period. The paper analyzes the search for new values in civilisations endangered by destruction.