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The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry
by Gregory Nagy
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 questions about what could be known or conjectured about Greek heroes. In this revised edition, which features a new preface ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1979)
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