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Title: The Wounded Hero: Non-Fatal Injury in Homer's Iliad
Contributor(s): Neal, Beatrice Tamara (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: This book is an investigation of non-fatal injury and bloodspill in Homer's Iliad and demonstrates the crucial significance of these motifs in the epic. They are shown to be fundamental to defining heroic status and a powerful means for developing the narrative and thematic structures of the poem. The study offers a nuanced definition of the nature of mortality and immortality and shows how the motifs of injury and bloodspill explicate the plot of the poem and its ethical values. This work is the first to examine these motifs in a systematic and comprehensive investigation. Focusing exclusively on the Iliad, the book sheds new light on ideals of heroic conduct.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Peter Lang A G
Place of Publication: Switzerland
ISBN: 3039108794
Field of Research (FOR): 200305 Latin and Classical Greek Languages
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 344
Series Name: Sapheneia
Series Number : 11
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