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Аксиологические мотивы в поэмах Гомера
Axiological motives in Homer (1)

Author(s): Sergey Avanesov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Новосибирский государственный университет
Keywords: Values in archaic society; Homer; Ancient literature; epic poems

Summary/Abstract: Axiology as a sphere of value orientation and preferences is a base of every culture. The analysis of Homer’s poems gives an opportunity to explicate the value base of archaic Mediterranean culture. Values such as honor, glory, devotion, self-sacrifice, friendship, mutual help, hospitality, justice-equality and justice-retribution are on the positive pole of this culture. Anger, insult, deception, greed, cowardice, audacity, and desecration of the enemy’s body are on the negative pole. Positive values are fixed in the sanctioned “standards” of social behavior.

  • Issue Year: IV/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 260-290
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Russian