Haters in Ancient Greece

μισητής: misêtês, “hater”

μισογυνής: misogunês, “woman-hating”

μισοβάβαρος: misobarbaros, “hatred of foreigners”

μισοβασιλεύς: misobasileus, “king-hating”

μισόθεος: misotheos, “god-hating”

μισόκοσμος: misokosmos, “universe-hating”

μισόνυμφος: misonumphos, “marriage-hating”

μισόπαις: misopais, “child-hating”

μισόπολεμος: misopolemos, “war-hating”

μισοπράγμων: misopragmôn, “business-hating”

μισόπτωχος: misoptôkhos, “hating-the-poor”

μισόσοφος: misosophos, “wisdom-hating”

μισοσώματος: misosômatos, “body-hating”

μισόφιλος: misophilos, “friend-hating”

μισοφιλόλογος: misophilologos, “literature-hating”

μισοπώγων: misopôgôn, “beard-hating”

Curse Tablet

“[I do not] commend the saying “nothing in excess” because one must hate evil men to the extreme”

“οὐδὲ τὸ μηδὲν ἄγαν· δεῖ γὰρ τούς γε κακοὺς ἄγαν μισεῖν”. Aristotle, Rhetoric 1395a 33

5 thoughts on “Haters in Ancient Greece

  1. I enjoy your posts, but this one baffles me. What drove the choice of a topic of “hate” especially with what is going on in our current world?

    Is it not a time to be reinforcing a different message. Whatever is paid attention to, grows. There is enough hate. We need examples of courage, righteous behavior, belief in the goodness of man

    Thank you

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