One of the most important moral concepts to the Greeks was the fear of committing hubris, which included rape and was a high crime in the city-state of Athens. Although pride and vanity were not considered sins, the Greeks emphasized moderation. Pride became hubris when it went to extremes, like any other vice. The same was thought of eating and other excessive actions that were considered improper. Ancient Greeks placed the importance of athletics and intellect equally with competitions included both. The lack of ethics can become all-consuming or hurtful to others.
In relatively modern times, the myth of Adonis has featured prominently in a variety of cultural and artistic works. Giovan Battista Marino's masterpiece Adone was published in 1623, is a sensual poem, which elaborates the myth of Adonis, and represents the transition in Italian literature from Mannerism to the Baroque.
Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote the poem Adonais for John Keats and uses the myth as an extended metaphor. https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/s/shelleys-poems/summary-and-ana…
Adonis Άδωνης was a figure who was subjected to an important cult related to mysterious rites. It is relatively assimilated to divinity), and also to Attis frigid, all divinities linked to revival and vegetation. Especially in Syria.
Such allusions continue today. Adonis an Arabic transliteration of the same name, أدونيس is the pen name of the famous poet, Ali Ahmad Said Asbar. His choice of name relates especially to the rebirth element of the myth of Adonis also called "Tammuz" in Arabic, which was an important theme in mid-20th century Arabic poetry, chiefly amongst followers of the Free Verse الشعر الحر movement founded by Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab.[c
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