[LMB] AKICOTL--ON topic: source for Aral's honor/reputation line?

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Thu Apr 2 02:43:12 BST 2009

This post is for a friend and colleague.  She asks for "Help from all  
experts. I have been using Aral's "reputation is what others think of  
you; honor is what you know about yourself" idea to shape a paper on  
Milton's Samson Agonistes. Is this distinction part of a longer  
tradition? Google has been no help here; neither has the OED. I have  
quoted Cordelia before in academic work, and I am perfectly prepared  
to quote Aral, but I'll get less flak if there were a philosophical  

She posted on Lois's Facebook page, but there doesn't seem to be a lot  
of traffic there, and I know there's a lot of knowledge on this list,  
so I offered to post her query here.

Thanks for any leads anyone can offer!


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