New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos (Revealing Antiquity) Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0674035867
ISBN-10: 0674035860
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Editorial Reviews


This is an outstandingly interesting and important work about ancient Greek 'heroes,' undoubtedly a fresh and original contribution to the literature. It is beautifully written--a real pleasure to read. I devoured it at one sitting. (Simon Hornblower, University College of London)

Once again, Christopher Jones brilliantly illuminates the intricate complicities between religion and politics in the ancient world. With his deft scholarship and graceful style, Jones weaves together archaeology, history, poetry and philosophy, bringing to life a world in which outstanding service, valor, or talent could be rewarded, if not with full immortality, then at least with everlasting honors. (Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa/University of Chicago)

It's an excellent book. (Mary Beard New York Review of Books online 2010-03-03)

The quiet accumulation of data in this short but massively documented study sounds out many registers of ancient heroism--from Odysseus' uncanny libation of blood into a trench for the thirsty ghosts, through the domestic dignity of Attic reliefs, and eventually to Roman flights of fancy about the Elysian Fields, now reassuringly open to all the blessed dead. (Jane Lightfoot Times Literary Supplement 2010-03-19)

About the Author

Christopher P. Jones is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

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  • File Size: 1081 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (May 15, 2010)
  • Publication Date: May 15, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MKB1US
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