[Gregory Nagy] The Best of the Achaeans Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry [army of the potomac Book] Epub

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Despite widespread interest in the Greek hero as a cult figure little was written about the relationship between the cult practices and the portrayals of the hero in poetry The first edition of The Best of the Achaeans bridged that gap raising new uestions abo. Perhaps one of the best books ever written on the subject HIghly informative

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The Best of the Achaeans Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry

In ancient Greek life and poetry His book remains an engaging introduction both to the concept of the hero in Hellenic civilization and to the poetic forms through which the hero is defined the Iliad and Odyssey in particular and archaic Greek poetry in gener. 25After all the interesting books analyzing the Iliad I have read lately this was just too dull

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Ut what could be known or conjectured about Greek heroes In this revised edition which features a new preface by the author Gregory Nagy reconsiders his conclusions in the light of the subseuent debate and resumes his discussion of the special status of heroes. Interesting ideas A great read Intelligent articulate intellectual compelling I took Prof Nagy s class on the Hero and Greek Civilization during college One of my all time favorite classes by one of my all time favorite professors


6 thoughts on “The Best of the Achaeans Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry

  1. says:

    Perhaps one of the best books ever written on the subject HIghly informative

  2. says:

    Interesting ideas A great read Intelligent articulate intellectual compelling I took Prof Nagy's class on the Hero and Gre

  3. says:

    25After all the interesting books analyzing the Iliad I have read lately this was just too dull

  4. says:

    This treatise was my first encounter with Nagy's thinking many years ago Nagy has found the outgrown track to Language and knows how to instruct the track to a modern academic reader He changed my approach to the thinking of the an

  5. says:

    I approached The Best of the Achaeans with a certain amount of dread I wasn't sure what to expect and feared it might be a dull treatise on heroism In fact it was freuently fascinating and right up my alley Gregory Nagy's m

  6. says:

    This world is known to us through Homer and the artifacts left behind Nagy does an excellent job at giving us a glimpse of these heroic people Achilles and co

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