Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Andreia (Courage)

Andreia (Courage)

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1 |Likes:
Published by John Uebersax
Andreia (Courage); from 'Ten Essential Greek Philosophical Terms'
Andreia (Courage); from 'Ten Essential Greek Philosophical Terms'

More info:

Published by: John Uebersax on Oct 13, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/30/2014

pdf

text

original

 
 
ανδρεια
 Explanation
l
Andreia
, 'manly' spirit, is needed to counter faint-heartedness, laziness, and over-attachment to pleasure.
l
It involves an attitude of 'taking the fight to the enemy', where the enemy is ones own foolishness,vice and ignorance.
l
Misused it manifests itself as anger, aggression and military vain-glory.
l
Properly used it involves self-directed, constructive anger.
l
Andreia
also manifests itself as a willingness for, even a love of, toil and effort.
l
It is one of thefour cardinal virtues, along with prudence (
 phronesis
), temperance (
 sophrosyne
),and justice (
dikaiosyne
).
l
Aristotle noted that, as with other virtues, andreia is an optimal level (a "mean") between theextremes of too little courage (cowardliness) and too much courage (rashness).
Discussion
The great demigod hero of Greek mythology, Hercules, symbolizes
andreia
. His famed labors can beinterpreted allegorically to represent activities of this virtue on the path toward wisdom and salvation. For example, Hercules slaying the hydra, at an allegorical level, symbolizes the fierce combat needed to defeatones ego.Andreia has a social as well as a personal dimension:"It is more in accord with nature to emulate the great Hercules and undergo the greatest toiland trouble for the sakeof aiding or saving the world, if possible, than to live in seclusion."~ Cicero,
, 3.5Of allthe classical virtues, in modern times it is, arguably,
andreia
in which people today are mostlacking. Indeed, in our politically correct, nebbish world, it is scarcely even recognized as a virtue!
Reading
Transliteration:
andreia
Definition:Manliness, courage, manly spiritPronunciation:ahn-dray'-ia (hear )
 
Generated with www.html-to-pdf.netPage 1 / 2

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->