Ideas of Gregory Vlastos, by Theme

[American, 1907 - 1991, Professor at the University of California, at Berkeley.]

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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 5. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime
In early Greece the word for punishment was also the word for vengeance
     Full Idea: Down to the last third of the fifth century, 'timoria', whose original and always primary sense is "vengeance", is THE word for "punishment".
     From: Gregory Vlastos (Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher [1991], p.186)