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The Resource Wounded Heroes, (electronic book)

Wounded Heroes, (electronic book)

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Wounded Heroes
Title
Wounded Heroes
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Vulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important insights to offer about the nature of human vulnerability and how human beings might better come to terms with their own vulnerability. While studies of Greek heroism and virtue often focus on strength of character, prowess in war, or the achievement of honor for oneself or one?s society, McCoy examines another side to Greek thought that extols the recognition and proper acceptance of vulnerability. McCoy begins with the literary works of Homer?s Iliad, Sophocles? Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Philoctetes before expanding her analysis to philosophical works. There, she analyzes imagery of wounding in Plato?s Gorgias and Symposium as well as Aristotle?s work on the vulnerability inherent in friendship and an innovative interpretation of tragic catharsis in the Poetics. As much a work of philosophy as of classical textual analysis, McCoy?s work aims at a deeper understanding of the virtues of vulnerability for individuals and societies alike
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Berzins McCoy, Marina
Funding information
OAPEN-UK
Language note
English
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unknown
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical texts
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
  • Classical history / classical civilisation
  • Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
Label
Wounded Heroes, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
455815
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other
Extent
246
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199672783
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Wounded Heroes, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
455815
Dimensions
other
Extent
246
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199672783
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

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