Immortal Armor: The Concept of Alke in Archaic Greek Poetry

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Although military concepts in Homeric poetry have been studied since Alexandrian times, there has not been until now an extended study of the concept of alke, "defensive strength, " as it unfolds intertextually within the Iliad and the Odyssey and archaic Greek poetry in general. Derek Collins uses evidence from Homeric poetry to reveal that alke, unlike other concepts of strength in archaic Greek, plays a central role in defining a warrior at the peak of his prowess, which can be related in turn to alke's application to ...

Immortal Armor: The Concept of Alke in Archaic Greek Poetry 1997, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780847688210

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Immortal Armor: The Concept of Alke in Archaic Greek Poetry 1997, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780847688203

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