King, Katherine Callen
Title ACHILLES Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher University of California Press 1987
0520055713 / 9780520055711
Seller ID 18689
Book and Dustjacket have minor shelfwear. 1 corner lightly bumped. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 1 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 355 pages; The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrier Achilles presented in Homer's Iliad around 700 BC imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking "soldier" with "hero" in Western European culture. Tracing Achilles' appearances through periods of Greek, Roman, and Christian imperialism 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.
Literary Theory History & Criticism Literature & Fiction Mythology Classical Greek & Roman Greek Literature Achilles Iliad