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The Resource Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson

Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson

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Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad
Title
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Donna F. Wilson
Title variation
Ransom, Revenge, & Heroic Identity in the <I>Iliad</I>
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From beginning to end of the Iliad, Agamemnon and Achilleus are locked in a high-stakes struggle for dominance based on their efforts to impose competing definitions of loss incurred and the nature of compensation thereby owed. This typology of scenes involving apoina, or 'ransom' and poine, or 'revenge' is the basis of Donna Wilson's detailed anthropology of compensation in Homer, which she locates in the wider context of agonistic exchange. Wilson argues that a struggle over definitions is a central feature of elite competition for status in the zero-sum and fluid ranking system characteristic of Homeric society. This system can be used to explain why Achilleus refuses Agamemnon's 'compensation' in Book 9, as well as why and how the embassy tries to mask it. Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the Iliad thus examines the traditional semantic, cultural and poetic matrix of which compensation is an integral part
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1953-
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Wilson, Donna F.
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.W74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Homer
  • Agamemnon
  • Achilles
  • Trojan War
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Revenge in literature
  • Heroes in literature
Label
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catalog of Compensation Themes
  • App. 2.
  • Arrangement of Compensation Themes
  • Introduction: Compensation and Heroic Identity
  • Ransom and Revenge: Poetics and Politics of Compensation
  • Agamemnon and Chryses: Between King and Father
  • The Quarrel: Men Who Would Be King
  • The Embassy to Achilleus: In the Name of the Father
  • Achilleus and Priam: Between King and Father
  • Unlimited Poine: Poetry as Practice
  • App. 1.
Control code
CR9780511497797
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497797
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catalog of Compensation Themes
  • App. 2.
  • Arrangement of Compensation Themes
  • Introduction: Compensation and Heroic Identity
  • Ransom and Revenge: Poetics and Politics of Compensation
  • Agamemnon and Chryses: Between King and Father
  • The Quarrel: Men Who Would Be King
  • The Embassy to Achilleus: In the Name of the Father
  • Achilleus and Priam: Between King and Father
  • Unlimited Poine: Poetry as Practice
  • App. 1.
Control code
CR9780511497797
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497797
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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