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

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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 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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Clifton Toliver
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Perhaps one of the best books ever written on the subject. HIghly informative.
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Aug 14, 2009 Dawn rated it really liked it
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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.
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Jul 25, 2011 David rated it really liked it
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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