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Example of Hubris

Hubris was a serious crime in ancient Greece, a form of vindictive gratification. The context of this legal status covered sexual acts, personal conduct, 'outrageous' conduct, and anything which had the same effect as hubris. The Greek theatre also used a related concept, where the hubris of a character led to their downfall. Aristotle's definition of hubris includes shaming the victim to denote the status of the perpetrator and personal superiority. Modern usage refers to hubris as a form of overbearing arrogance, a lack of humility, with a similar moral implication that hubris leads to disaster for those responsible.

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