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    DescriptionFrom Melos to My Lai presents an erudite, provocative and moving analysis of the accounts of violence in the literature and history of ancient Greece and in the film literature and veterans' accounts of the Vietnam War. This comparative investigation examines the nature of violence, its impact on society and culture, especially as reflected from the perspective of the survivors. The survivors include not only actual combatants, but those with whom they interact: their comrades, their wives and children, families and society as a whole. From Melos to My Lai provides a unique contribution to the study of the impact of violence on its participants and its audience which combines an examination of the artistic representations of violence and the real-life accounts of those involved in it.

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    From Melos to My Lai
    A Study in Violence, Culture and Social Survival
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence A. Tritle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 547 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415171601
    ISBN 10: 0415171601

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLA, JWL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: JFFE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000
    B&T Approval Code: A31830000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP, 3D, 1QDAG
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    BIC subject category V2: 1FMV
    DC21: 303.609
    LC classification: HN650.5.Z9
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    DC22: 303.609495
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    DC22: 303.6/09495
    LC classification: HN650.5.Z9 V58 2000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Illustrations note
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 July 2000
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    Review quote
    "This narrative of how an intelligent and reflective person can articulate so violent and disturbing an experience, and consider its meaning, is is finely expressed...has many layers of interest for those who think about continuing Classical Tradition.." -"International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Summer 2002 ..."very fascinating perspectives." -Choice "This is a tough, uncompromising, and provocative study. Recommended for public and academic libraries." -"Library Journal, July 2000
    Table of contents
    1. A Twentieth Century American Odyssey 2. Listening to Theristes 3. Achilles and the Heroic Ideal 4. Clearchus' Story: The Heroic Ideal Transformed 5. Penelope and Waiting Wives and Lovers 6. War, Violence, and the 'Other' 7. The Historiography and Language of Violence 8. Rhetoric, Remembrance and Memory 9. The Visibly Dead: Monuments and Their Meaning 10. The Unanchored Dead: Mental Cases and Walking Wounded