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|April 4, 2016||Filled under Core Vocab, Featured||
Our next exploration of Core Vocab terms is about thūmos [θυμός] ‘heart, spirit’ (designates realm of consciousness, of rational and emotional functions).
Here Professor Nagy explains the meaning a little further:
“The word thūmos, which I translate here as ‘heart’, expresses in Homeric diction the human capacity to feel and to think, taken together. … In other Homeric contexts, on the other hand, thūmos is pictured as the vital force that is contained by the phrenes. Even in such contexts, both words can be approximated as ‘heart’.” Read more…