Hamartia the Concept of Error in the Western Tradition Essays in Honor of John M. Crossett

Author: Stump, Donald
Arieti, James
Gerson, Lloyd
Stump, Eleonore
Year:1983
Pages:302
ISBN:0-88946-805-2
978-0-88946-805-4
Price:219.95
Thirteen essays which focus on a theme to which Crossett dedicated much of his highly interdisciplinary research. Six essays concern hamartia in Greek works by Herodotus, Plato, Euripides, and others; two deal with the concept of error in the Christian theology of Boethius and Aquinas; and five examine hamartia in 14th- through 19th-century English works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Coleridge, and George Eliot.

Reviews

"The value of this collection lies not in its being the definitive work on the subject but in its attempt to bridge some of the gaps in past and recent scholarship." Classical World

"Ein besonders interessantes Nebenprodukt dieser Suche nach tragischen Irrtümern aristotelischer Art in der englischen Literatur scheint mir Donald V. Stumps Nachweis, auf wie verschlungenen Wegen Shakespeare mit genuin aristotelischem Gedankengut über die Tragödie in Berührung gekommen sein kann [see "Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy: Four Indirect Routes from Athens to London"]. Aufschlußreich sind vor allem die Abschnitte über Sidney and Cinthio." - Arbogast Schmitt, in Arcadia - Zeitschrift für vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft