Single Idea 1658

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 5. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime]

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".


The Greek word is 'timoria'

Gist of Idea

In early Greece the word for punishment was also the word for vengeance


Gregory Vlastos (Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher [1991], p.186)

Book Reference

Vlastos,Gregory: 'Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher' [CUP 1992], p.186