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

byKatherine Callen KingIllustratorDeborah Nourse Lattimore

January 7, 1991|
Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages by Katherine Callen King
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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:PaperbackProduct dimensions:356 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:356 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 inPublished:January 7, 1991Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520074076

ISBN - 13:9780520074071

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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