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Definition of Hubris by Aristotle

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Hubris Definition

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also hybris, , a back-formation from hubristic or else from Greek hybris "wanton violence, insolence, outrage," originally "presumption toward the gods;" the first element probably PIE *ud-"up, out," but the meaning of the second is debated.

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Greek word for pride is hubris. hubris - exaggerated pride or self-confidence.

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The tragic myth of Niobe The tragic tale of Niobe is one of the most memorable Greek myths, for Niobe's story features a striking example of the consequences of hubris, a Greek term defined as arrogance or excessive pride. Rush Rehm simplifies this definition of hubris to the contemporary concept of "insolence, contempt, and excessive violence". [citation needed] Religious use similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in Greek mythology. The proverb "pride .

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Hubris examples are also examples of “hamartia,” a tragic flaw in a character that brings about his tragic downfall. Example #1: Oedipus Rex (By Sophocles) In the famous Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, the character of King Oedipus provides a classic example of a character who suffers from hubris, or excessive pride. Due to his hubris, . However, it also refers to an excessive or irrational belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness in the eyes of others and may in so far be compared to pride. The term Vanity originates from the Latin word vanitas meaning emptiness, untruthfulness, futility, foolishness and empty pride.