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Greek heroes in and out of Hades

Author: Stamatia Dova
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.
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Greek Heroes in and out of Hades is a study on heroism and mortality from Homer to Plato. Through systematic readings of a wide range of ancient Greek texts, Stamatia Dova offers innovative hermeneutic approaches to heroic character and a comprehensive overview of the theme of descent to the underworld in the Iliad and the Odyssey, Bacchylides 5, Plato's <span style.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dova, Stamatia.
Greek heroes in and out of Hades.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012
(DLC) 2012012042
(OCoLC)781681094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stamatia Dova
ISBN: 9780739144992 0739144995
OCLC Number: 806323309
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword Preface Part I: Odysseus and the Poetics of katabasis Odysseus among the Shades What a Pity he is not a Hero! Agamemnon's katapontismos An Epic Encore on the Problematik of kleos Who is a???tat?? in the Odyssey On Ruling over the Dead and Other Impossibilities Rethinking makarismos in and out of Hades Aias and the End of kleos Living Once and Dying Twice: Circe as an Agent of nostos On Death, Rebirth, and a Mother in Hades Part II: Hades (and Heroism) Revisited A Terror to Behold: Heracles in the Nekyia Heracles Between Life and Death Variations on a Duel Theme: Bacchylides 5 and Iliad 6 On Wrath and the Mother On Wrath and the Goddess How to Praise a Tyrant An Example Gone Awry Looking for Death in the Right Places On Foreknowledge of Death and its Blessings On charis, apate, and Other Necessities Keeping Achilles Alive: Tenes and the Liminality of Tenedos Part III: Achilles, Alcestis, and the Poetics of non-katabasis On Ruling over the Dead in Plato's Republic Achilles in Plato's Symposium Phaedrus and the Heroization of Alcestis On Love, Glory, and Love of Glory Looking for Love in the Wrong Places Admetus and the Poetics of philopsychia To Love is to Die for Alcestis' Virtual katabasis Heracles and the Deconstruction of Alcestis' Death Selected Bibliography
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Greek Heroes in and out of Hades is a study on heroism and mortality from Homer to Plato. Through systematic readings of a wide range of ancient Greek texts, Stamatia Dova offers innovative hermeneutic approaches to heroic character and a comprehensive overview of the theme of descent to the underworld in the Iliad and the Odyssey, Bacchylides 5, Plato's <span style.

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Dova (Hellenic College and Center for Hellenic Studies) considers key aspects of the ancient Greek hero in relation to his mortality, primarily by reference to the type-scene of the katabasis. Her Read more...

 
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