KOROS (Corus) was the personified spirit (daimon) of insolence, disdain, satiety and surfeit. He was the son of Hybris (Excessive Pride) and brother of Dyssebeia (Impiety).
HYBRIS (Pindar Olympian 13.10, Herodotus 8.77.1)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pindar, Nemean Ode 13. 10 ff (trans. Conway) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Far from their path they [Dike (Justice) and Eirene (Peace)] hold proud Hybris (Insolence) fierce-hearted mother of full-fed Koros (Corus, Disdain)."
Herodotus, Histories 8. 77. 1 (trans. Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) :
"[Part of a prophecy issued by the Delphic oracle :] Divine Dike (Justice) will extinguish mighty Koros (Corus, Greed) the son of Hybris (Insolence) lusting terribly, thinking to devour all."
- Pindar, Odes - Greek Lyric C5th B.C.
- Herodotus, Histories - Greek History C5th B.C.
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