Experiencing Hektor: Character in the Iliad


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At the Iliad' s climax, the great Trojan hero Hektor falls at the hands of Achilles. But who is Hektor? He has resonated with audiences as a tragic hero, great warrior, loyal husband and father, protector of a doomed city. Yet never has a major work sought to discover how these different aspects of Hektor's character accumulate over the course of the narrative to create the devastating effect of his death. This book documents the experience of Hektor through the Iliad 's serial narrative. Drawing on diverse tools from ...

Experiencing Hektor: Character in the Iliad 2016, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781474245449