Prosperare al di là del merito: il senso della nemesis in Aristotele tra giustizia distributiva e giustizia correttiva

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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 the noun nemesis. It describes the reaction of a noble mind towards people who prosper beyond merit. The noun and its derivatives are scarcely used in the classical age, but occur more frequently in the Homeric epics and in Hesiod. Aristotle retrieves them from the archaic poetic tradition and uses them in his general reflection about justice. He identifies nemesis as a useful emotion to be cultivated in the judges acting in contexts where they were called upon to formulate a judgement, not only according to the law but also following a principle of equity.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)401-419
Number of pages19
JournalHORMOS
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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