Fame is a person's high and ongoing standing within a community or the public. Fame is achieved through outstanding achievements or extraordinary (also deadly courageous ) deeds, especially in the musical , religious , political , economic , warlike , scientific or sporting field. Another characteristic of fame is that it outshines these measurable achievements and therefore always carries a non-rational component with it.
"Short-lived" fame is a contradictio in adiecto ( Latin: for contradicting adjective ) - fame is just long-lived. Fashions , hypes and the fifteen-minute prominence are short-lived , as, for example, many media “celebrities” are only known to the public for a very short time and are quickly forgotten again.
According to Sallust, fame (the gloria ) only grew out of people's highest good, their virtus (virtue), as a recognition of correct actions and high merits for the general public (the res publica ). It is bestowed on these best by the majority of people.
Christian (Catholic) theology reserved glory for God alone - see Gloria .