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|Title:||The Wounded Hero: Non-Fatal Injury in Homer's Iliad||Contributor(s):||Neal, Beatrice Tamara (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1209||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||Other Links:||http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vID=10879||Extent of Pages:||344||Series Name:||Sapheneia||Series Number :||11||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 232
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