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The Resource The rape of Troy : evolution, violence, and the world of Homer, Jonathan Gottschall

The rape of Troy : evolution, violence, and the world of Homer, Jonathan Gottschall

Label
The rape of Troy : evolution, violence, and the world of Homer
Title
The rape of Troy
Title remainder
evolution, violence, and the world of Homer
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Gottschall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Homer's epics reflect an eighth-century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife; aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy's conquest by the Greeks. The author analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to a shortage of available young women. The warrior practice of taking enemy women as slaves and concubines meant that women were concentrated in the households of powerful men. In turn, this shortage drove men to compete fiercely over women: almost all the main conflicts of the Iliad and Odyssey can be traced back to disputes over women."--Global Books in Print
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gottschall, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.G68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War in literature
  • Human evolution in literature
  • Sex distribution (Demography)
  • Civilization, Homeric
  • Trojan War
  • Homer
  • Homer
Label
The rape of Troy : evolution, violence, and the world of Homer, Jonathan Gottschall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments (or, the fate of Thersites)
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Rebuilding Homer's Greece.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • short ethnography of Homeric society.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Why do men fight? The evolutionary biology and anthropology of male violence.
  • p. 40
  • 4.
  • What launched the 1,186 ships?.
  • p. 57
  • 5.
  • Status warriors.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Homeric women: re-imagining the fitness landscape.
  • p. 100
  • 7.
  • Homer's missing daughters.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Prisoner's Dilemma and the mystery of tragedy.
  • p. 140
  • Conclusion: Between lions and men.
  • p. 160
  • Appendix.
  • Dating Homeric society.
  • p. 166
  • Notes.
  • p. 173
  • Works cited.
  • p. 198
  • Index.
  • p. 218
Control code
ocn166382302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780521870382
Lccn
2008274289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The rape of Troy : evolution, violence, and the world of Homer, Jonathan Gottschall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments (or, the fate of Thersites)
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Rebuilding Homer's Greece.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • short ethnography of Homeric society.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Why do men fight? The evolutionary biology and anthropology of male violence.
  • p. 40
  • 4.
  • What launched the 1,186 ships?.
  • p. 57
  • 5.
  • Status warriors.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Homeric women: re-imagining the fitness landscape.
  • p. 100
  • 7.
  • Homer's missing daughters.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Prisoner's Dilemma and the mystery of tragedy.
  • p. 140
  • Conclusion: Between lions and men.
  • p. 160
  • Appendix.
  • Dating Homeric society.
  • p. 166
  • Notes.
  • p. 173
  • Works cited.
  • p. 198
  • Index.
  • p. 218
Control code
ocn166382302
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780521870382
Lccn
2008274289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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