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Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad

Author: Donna F Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Wilson offers a fundamentally new reading of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilleus, presenting a detailed anthropology of compensation in Archaic Greece, and demonstrating how the struggle over definitions was a central feature of elite competition for status in the fluid ranking system of Homeric society.
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Wilson, Donna F., 1953-
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad.
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001035612
(OCoLC)46951516
Named Person: Homer.; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)) in literature.; Homer.; Homère.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna F Wilson
ISBN: 0511020392 9780511020391 0511044232 9780511044236 9780511497797 0511497792
OCLC Number: 52498131
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION Compensation and Heroic Identity; 1 Ransom and Revenge; 2 Agamemnon and Chryses; 3 The Quarrel; 4 The Embassy to Achilleus; 5 Achilleus and Priam; 6 Unlimited Poine; APPENDIX 1 Catalog of Compensation Themes; APPENDIX 2 Arrangement of Compensation Themes; Notes; Abbreviations; References; Index of Homeric Passages; General Index.
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