Rhadamanthys


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Rhad·a·man·thus

also Rhad·a·man·thys  (răd′ə-măn′thəs)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Zeus and Europa who, in reward for his exemplary sense of justice, was made a judge of the underworld after his death.

Rhad•a•man•thys

or Rhad•a•man•thus

(ˌræd əˈmæn θəs)

n.
(in Greek myth) a son of Zeus and Europa, rewarded for his stern justice by being made a judge of the dead in the underworld.
Rhad`a•man′thine (-θɪn, -θaɪn) adj.
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References in classic literature ?
The inclusion of the judgment of Rhadamanthys (frag.
iii) Noble descent: His grandfather Aiakos was one of the most equitable man of the world and after his death, Hades made him judge of the souls of the dead together with Minos and Rhadamanthys.
Aristoteles destaca el sentido positivo de la reciprocidad, tampoco desconoce el sentido del gnomos, atribuido a Rhadamanthys, quien decia que habria verdadera justicia si se experimentara la misma sensacion que se hizo sentir a otro (5), sentido que los mismos pitagoricos habrian dado a la justicia, es decir, reciprocidad en la linea de la ley del talion.