Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages by Katherine Callen KingAchilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages by Katherine Callen King

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

byKatherine Callen KingIllustratorDeborah Nourse Lattimore

Paperback | January 7, 1991

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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.
Katherine Callen King is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles
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Title:Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 7, 1991Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520074076

ISBN - 13:9780520074071

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