The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

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Harvard University Press, Feb 25, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 752 pages
The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Gregory Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization’s roots in Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Heroes in Epic and Lyric Poetry
7
Heroes in Prose Media
365
Heroes in Tragedy
455
Heroes In Two Dialogues of Plato
603
Heroes Transcended
653
Core Vocabulary of Key Greek Words
687
Abbreviations
693
References
695
Index Locorum
713
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Gregory Nagy is Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University.

Author's home: Cambridge, MA

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