[Ebook] ↠ The Returning Hero Author Simon Hornblower – Varunahuja.live

[Ebook] ↠ The Returning Hero  Author Simon Hornblower – Varunahuja.live
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Returning Hero
  • Simon Hornblower
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9780198811428

The Returning Hero A Recurring And Significant Theme In Ancient Greek Literature Is That Of Returns And Returning, Chiefly But By No Means Only Of Mythical Greek Heroes From Troy One Main, And Certainly The Most Marked , Ancient Greek Word For Return Is Nostos Plural Nostoi , From Which Is Derived The English Nostalgia Nostos Related Traditions Were Important Ingredients Of Colonial Foundation Myths And The Theme Runs Through Both Ancient Greek Prose And Poetry From Homer S Odyssey To Lykophron S Alexandra, Also Leaving Traces In The Historical Record Through The Archaeological And Epigraphical Commemoration Of Nostoi, Which Played A Central Part In Defining Greek Ethnicity And Crystallizing Personal And Communal Identities.This Volume Offers A Truly Interdisciplinary Exploration Of The Concept Of Nostos In Ancient Greek Culture, Which Draws On Its Contributors Expertise In Ancient Greek And Roman History, Literature, Archaeology, And Religion The Chapters Examine Both Literary And Material Evidence In Order To Achieve A Better Understanding Of The Nature Of Greek Settlement In The Mediterranean Zone, And Of Sometimes Equivocal Greek And Roman Perceptions Of Home, Displacement, And Returning The Special Problems And Vocabulary Of Exile Are Explored In The Long Introduction, Which Offers An Incisive Yet Accessible Overview Of The Volume S Key Themes And Sets Its Range Of Contributions Clearly In Context While Two Chapters Are Concerned In Different Ways With Emotions And Personal Identity, Making Use Of The Theoretical Tool Of Place Attachment, Another Demonstrates That Failed Nostoi Can Be Interesting Than Successful Examples Evidential Absence Can Be As Important And Illuminating As Presence, And Mythical Women, Underrepresented In This Regard, Feature Extensively In Several Chapters, Which Open Up A Range Of New Perspectives On Nostos.

About the Author: Simon Hornblower

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London.Born in 1949, he was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a DPhil in 1978.In 1971 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship of All Souls College, which he held until 1977 From 1978 until 1997, he was University Lecturer in Ancient History at the Univ

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