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


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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 23 b/w photographs
  • 0520074076
  • 9780520074071
  • 1,187,819

About Katherine Callen King

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

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