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THE ANCIENT GREEK HERO IN 24 HOURS

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Description

What does it mean to be a hero? The ancient Greeks who gave us Achilles and Odysseus had a very different understanding of the term than we do today. Based on the legendary Harvard course that Gregory Nagy has taught for well over thirty years, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores the roots of Western civilization and offers a masterclass in classical Greek literature.We meet the epic heroes of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, but Nagy also considers the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the songs of Sappho and Pindar, and the dialogues of Plato. 

Herodotus once said that to read Homer was to be a civilized person. To discover Nagy’s Homer is to be twice civilized.

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Code

74240/0000

Material

Paper

Language

English

Dimensions

15.6 cm x 23.5 cm x 4.3 cm

ISBN

9780674241688

Author

Nagy Gregory

Pages

656

Quantity

Out of stock

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