Posts Tagged by virtue
|November 26, 2015||Filled under Core Vocab, Featured||
The Core Vocab word this month is aretē [ἀρετή], which Professor Nagy translates as ‘striving for a noble goal, for high ideals; noble goal, high ideals’.
In the visual arts, aretē is often depicted as a female figure, while Phoenix tells Achilles “the might [aretē] and majesty [timē] of the gods are more than ours”. Let us explore this word to see how the texts illustrate its qualities in different contexts.