The Greek Loves: Nomos

“We love our country-men, our neighbours, those of the same trade, profession, and even name with ourselves. Every one of these relations … gives a title to a share of our affection.” – David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, II.II.IV

“We give our obedience to those whom we put in positions of authority, and we obey the laws themselves, especially those which are for the protection of the oppressed, and those unwritten laws which it is an acknowledged shame to break.” – Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, II.37

“Custom is king of all.” – Pindar, The Nomos-Basileus Fragment, S169 ...

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