to be hAMARTIAN

Steve Puluka spuluka at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 6 14:27:43 EDT 2000


[b-greek] Re: to be hAMARTIAN----- Original Message -----
From: Carl W. Conrad
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But even in classical Attic Greek, where the senses of hAMARTIA and
hAMARTANW sometimes involve simple deviation or error, the notion of sin as
a 'polluted' condition requiring 'cleansing,' KAQARSIS, is well-rooted--one
may find it, for instance, in the Oedipus plays of Sophocles and elsewhere
in classical literature.

Carl,

My curiosity has been piqued by this comment.  Do you recall what act in the
Oedipus plays this occurs and perhaps what other Greek literature contain
this sense?

Steve Puluka





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