NEW HEROES IN ANTIQUITY

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 123 pages
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Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, yet brilliantly wide-ranging analysis, Christopher Jones starts from literary heroes such as Achilles and moves to the historical record of those exceptional men and women who were worshiped after death. This book, wholly new and beautifully written, rescues the hero from literary metaphor and vividly restores heroism to the reality of ancient life.
  

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Contents

Local Heroes
13
Athletes Poets Philosophers
38
Greek Heroes in a Roman World
66
Heroes and Saints
84
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Christopher P. Jones is the George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and of History at Harvard University.

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