ISBN-10:
0520074076
ISBN-13:
9780520074071
Pub. Date:
01/07/1991
Publisher:
University of California Press
Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages / Edition 1

Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages / Edition 1

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Overview


The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrior Achilles presented in Homer's Iliad imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking "soldier" with "hero" in Western culture. Tracing Achilles' appearances in the works of poets, generals, philosophers, priests, and patriots, Katherine Callen King establishes the moral or political significance attached to the hero as a response to shifting mores and contemporary issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520074071
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/07/1991
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Katherine Callen King is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles

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