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."(41) By describing Sostratos as [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("elegant and luxuriant"), Gorgias effectively accuses him of perpetrating "hybris by other means." (42) In his character portrait of Meidias as the paradigmatic hybristic and antidemocratic man, Demosthenes draws a direct correlation between Meidias's truphe and his acts of insolence against ordinary citizens:
Hesiod's hybristic man is a fool who thinks that his hybris is a fine thing (kalon) when it is really a bad one (kakon: Works 214).
Hope, however, is not merely a matter of deciding to turn ourselves over, through some hybristic spiritual act, to the infinite context of our lives, thus being spared the real pains and sorrows of this earthly existence.