The contribution examines the issue of ‘neglecting evil right away’ and thus of forgiveness in some of the events of Athenian political history of the late fifth century BC, linked to the policy of Thrasybulus of Styria. Such ‘forgetfulness’ does not, of course, coincide with Christian mercy, but still it implies an interior disposability to overcome the desire of revenge, towards which traditional ethics carried, in the name of a higher instance, which is the unity of the community of the city.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Forgiveness and reconciliation in the amnesty of 403: political content and religious inspiration|
|Title of host publication||Misericordia e perdono. Termini, concetti, luoghi, tempi. Atti della Summer School 2016 (Scuola di Dottorato in Studi Umanistici. Tradizione e contemporaneità),|
|Editors||A Barzanò, C. Bearzot|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- 403 BC
- 403 a.C.
- Reconciliation agreement