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- DescriptionBy focusing on the story of Hector, James M. Redfield presents an imaginative perspective t only on the Iliad but also on the whole of Homeric culture. In an expansive discussion informed by a reinterpretation of Aristotle's Poetics and a reflection on the human meaning of narrative art, the analysis of Hector leads to an inquiry into the fundamental features of Homeric culture and of culture generally in its relation to nature. Through Hector, as the true tragic hero of the poem, the events and themes of the Iliad are understood and the function of tragedy within culture is examined. Redfield's work represents a significant application of anthropological perspectives to Homeric poetry. Originally published in 1975 (University of Chicago Press), this revised edition includes a new preface and concluding chapter by the author.
- Author BiographyJames M. Redfield is Howard L. Willett Professor of Social Thought and Classics at the University of Chicago.
- Author(s)James M. Redfield
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication30/06/1993
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Weight558 g
- Width161 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Enlarged edition
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