hubris

Core Vocab: hubris

Our Core Vocab term this time is hubris [ὕβρις], defined as "‘outrage’; the opposite of dikē [δίκη]." Gregory Nagy further discusses the term: "dikē or ‘justice’ is straight and direct or unidirectional, whereas hubris as the opposite of justice is crooked and indirect or multi-directional ... In the human realm, hubris refers to acts that provoke a sense of moral outrage, which calls for a response by humans and gods… Read more