Quod licet Iovi non licet bovi?

Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2010, vol. 15, iss. 2, pp. [3]-11
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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Hubris is surely a phenomenon that played an important role in the morality of the Greek people; hubris means wanton violence, arising from the pride of strength or from passion and connected with insolence or licentiousness. In the Greek tragedy, however, the gods also sometimes behave as if they followed a bad example set by mortals and were themselves overcome by a sort of hubris. Nevertheless, is it at all possible to talk about the hubris of the gods? The aim of the paper is to examine this particular question in relation to Euripides' tragedies that narrate stories from the Trojan Cycle.
  • This paper was written under the auspices of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Ancient Languages and Early Stages of Modern Languages (research program MSM 0021622435) at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.