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New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos

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  • New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos (Harvard University Press) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Christopher P Jones

    New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos

    Hardcover, Harvard University Press
    2010
    English
    123 pages

    ISBN: 0674035860
    ISBN-13: 9780674035867

    Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, yet brilliantly wide-ranging analysis, Christopher Jones starts from literary heroes such as Achilles and moves to the historical record of those exceptional men and women who were worshiped after death. He asks why and how mortals were heroized, and what exactly becoming a hero entailed in terms of religious action and belief. He proves that the growing popularity of heroizing the dead - fallen warriors, family members, ... Show more

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