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Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages Katherine Callen King

Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages

Katherine Callen King

Published January 7th 1991
ISBN : 9780520074071
Paperback
356 pages
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The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrior Achilles presented in Homers Iliad imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking soldier with hero in Western culture. Tracing Achilles appearances in the works of poets,MoreThe powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrior Achilles presented in Homers Iliad imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking soldier with hero in Western culture. Tracing Achilles appearances in the works of poets, generals, philosophers, priests, and patriots, Katherine Callen King establishes the moral or political significance attached to the hero as a response to shifting mores and contemporary issues.