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Achilles : paradigms of the war hero from Homer to the Middle Ages

Author: Katherine Callen King
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer; Homer.; Homère; Homère.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Callen King
ISBN: 0520055713 9780520055711
OCLC Number: 12946943
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The archetype: Homer's Achilles --
Best of the Achaians --
Be<a>st of the Achaians --
The wrath: Timḗ and Kléos --
Reconciliation --
Postscript: Timḗ and Kléos in the Odyssey --
Part II: Classical versions of the Homeric warrior --
The epic cycle and lyric --
Sophokles --
Euripides --
Plato --
Part III: Lover of war: classical Rome to Medieval Europe --
Classical passion --
The romantic and rationalistic traditions --
The Ilias Latina --
The Dares tradition --
Part IV: Soldier of love: archaic Greece to Medieval Europe --
Early lovers --
Polyxena --
Dares and dictys --
Medieval lover --
Love and wrath.
Responsibility: Katherine Callen King ; illustrated by Deborah Nourse Lattimore.

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