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New heroes in antiquity : from Achilles to Antinoos

Author: C P Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Series: Revealing antiquity, 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, yet brilliantly wide-ranging analysis, Jones starts from literary heroes such as Achilles and  Read more...

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Jones, C.P. (Christopher Prestige), 1940-
New heroes in antiquity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009011505
(OCoLC)316737034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C P Jones
ISBN: 9780674054080 0674054083
OCLC Number: 648759714
Description: 1 online resource (123 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Poetic heroes --
Local heroes --
Warriors and patriots --
Athletes, poets, philosophers --
Private heroes --
Greek heroes in a Roman world --
Antinoos --
Heroes and saints --
Appendix: Living heroes.
Series Title: Revealing antiquity, 18.
Responsibility: Christopher Jones.

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