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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

Label
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad
Title
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Donna F. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From beginning to end of the Iliad, Agamemnon and Achilleus are locked in a high-stakes struggle for dominance in which they attempt to impose competing definitions of rightful leadership, using competing definitions of loss incurred and the nature of the compensation owed. A 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Donna F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.W74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Agamemnon (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Revenge in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Homer
  • Agamemnon
  • Achilles
  • Homère
  • Homer
Label
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Compensation and Heroic Identity.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ransom and Revenge: Poetics and Politics of Compensation.
  • p. 13
  • Ch. 2.
  • Agamemnon and Chryses: Between King and Father.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 3.
  • Quarrel: Men Who Would Be King.
  • p. 54
  • Ch. 4.
  • Embassy to Achilleus: In the Name of the Father.
  • p. 71
  • Ch. 5.
  • Achilleus and Priam: Between King and Father.
  • p. 109
  • Ch. 6.
  • Unlimited Poine: Poetry as Practice.
  • p. 134
  • App. 1.
  • Catalog of Compensation Themes.
  • p. 147
  • App. 2.
  • Arrangement of Compensation Themes.
  • p. 179
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 215
  • References.
  • p. 217
  • Index of Homeric Passages.
  • p. 229
  • General Index.
  • p. 233
Control code
l82001035612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 236 p.
Isbn
9780521806602
Lccn
2001035612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad, Donna F. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Compensation and Heroic Identity.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ransom and Revenge: Poetics and Politics of Compensation.
  • p. 13
  • Ch. 2.
  • Agamemnon and Chryses: Between King and Father.
  • p. 40
  • Ch. 3.
  • Quarrel: Men Who Would Be King.
  • p. 54
  • Ch. 4.
  • Embassy to Achilleus: In the Name of the Father.
  • p. 71
  • Ch. 5.
  • Achilleus and Priam: Between King and Father.
  • p. 109
  • Ch. 6.
  • Unlimited Poine: Poetry as Practice.
  • p. 134
  • App. 1.
  • Catalog of Compensation Themes.
  • p. 147
  • App. 2.
  • Arrangement of Compensation Themes.
  • p. 179
  • Notes.
  • p. 183
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 215
  • References.
  • p. 217
  • Index of Homeric Passages.
  • p. 229
  • General Index.
  • p. 233
Control code
l82001035612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 236 p.
Isbn
9780521806602
Lccn
2001035612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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