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PICON CASAS, Javier. The notion of hybris in Plato´s Critias. arete [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.1, pp. 75-110. ISSN 1016-913X.
The following theses are basically justified: (1) the traditional mythical-religious sense of justice as punishment of the ΰβρις was discredited during the Peloponnesian War, as Thucydide shows. (2) In times of Aristotle such a sense had already disappeared in favour of a new paradigm based on the concept of τΰχη. (3) Platos work constitutes one of the last attempts to recover the traditional mythical-religious sense trying to interpret the Peloponnesian War through the mechanism of punishment of the ΰβρις.
Palabras llave : hybris; tyché; Critias; Plato; Atlantis.