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

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Paperback 356 Pages / Published: 01/07/1992
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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.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520074071
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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