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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a detailed anthropology of compensation in the Iliad, with reference to the wider Homeric society.

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Named Person: Homer.; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)) in literature.; Homère (08.?-08.? av. J.-C.).; Homère (08.?-08.? av. J.-C.).; Agamemnon, (mythologie grecque); Achille, (mythologie grecque)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna F Wilson
ISBN: 0521806607 9780521806602
OCLC Number: 491442726
Description: ix-236 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: compensation and heroic identity; 1. Ransom and revenge: poetics and politics of compensation; 2. Agamemnon and Chryses: between king and father; 3. The quarrel: men who would be king; 4. The embassy to Achilleus: in the name of the father; 5. Achilleus and Priam: between king and father; 6. Unlimited poine: poetry as practice; Appendices; Notes; Abbreviations; References; Index of Homeric passages; General index.
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'... this book is an important contribution to the understanding of the Iliad. It will prove useful to all those studying Homeric poetry and society.' Journal of Hellenic Studies 'This book offers a Read more...

 
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