Education in Virtue: Classical Scholarship in a Philippine Context
Making use of classical Greek texts, in this paper we try to explore certain supposed values that operate as moral
norms within many Philippine contexts. As sample explorations of this type, first, the Filipino notion of hiya or shame is
considered in view of this dynamic already present in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer; second, the Filipino notion of
pagkalalaki or manliness is explored through a consideration of the examination of andreia in Plato’s Laches.
Keywords - Filipino Hiya Manliness Pagkalalaki Shame Value