The article examines a particular form of indignation indicated by Aristotle,in the second book of the Rhetoric, with the infinitive to nemesan, derived from thenoun nemesis. It describes the reaction of a noble mind towards people whoprosper beyond merit. The noun and its derivatives are scarcely used in theclassical age, but occur more frequently in the Homeric epics and in Hesiod.Aristotle retrieves them from the archaic poetic tradition and uses them in hisgeneral reflection about justice. He identifies nemesis as a useful emotion to becultivated in the judges acting in contexts where they were called upon toformulate a judgement, not only according to the law but also following aprinciple of equity.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|