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Author Nagy, Gregory.
Title The best of the Achaeans : concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetry / Gregory Nagy.
Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 9  883.109 N    IN LIBRARY
Edition Rev. ed.
Description xviii, 400 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-380) and indexes.
Contents Part I : Demodokos, Odyssey, Iliad -- 1. The first song of Demodokos -- 2. The best of the Achaeans -- 3. A conflict between Odysseus and Achilles in the Iliad -- 4. The death of Achilles and a festival at Delphi -- Part II : Hero of epic, hero of cult -- 5. The name of Achilles -- Supplement: the name of the Achaeans -- 6. Lamentation and the hero -- 7. The death of Pyrrhos -- 8. The death of Hektor -- 9. Poetic categories for the hero -- 10. Poetic visions of immortality for the hero -- Part III : Praise, blame, and the hero -- 11. On strife and the human condition -- 12. Poetry of praise, poetry of blame -- 13. Iambos -- 14. Epos, the language of blame, and the worst of the Achaeans -- 15. The best of the Achaeans confronts an Aeneid tradition -- Part IV : Beyond epic -- 16. The death of a poet -- 17. On the antagonism of God and hero -- Supplement: The name of Homer -- 18. On the stories of a poet's life -- 19. More on strife and the human condition -- 20. Achilles beyond the Iliad.
Subject Homer -- Characters -- Heroes.
Homer. Odyssey.
Homer. Iliad.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Heroes in literature.
Added Title Concepts of the hero in Archaic Greek poetry
ISBN 0801860156 (acid-free paper)
9780801860157 (acid-free paper)