Coverart for item
The Resource Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization, Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Davidson College, (electronic resource)

Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization, Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Davidson College, (electronic resource)

Label
Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization
Title
Homer on the gods and human virtue
Title remainder
creating the foundations of classical civilization
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Davidson College
Title variation
Homer on the Gods & Human Virtue
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book seeks to restore Homer to his rightful place among the principal figures in the history of political and moral philosophy. Through this fresh and provocative analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's understanding of the best life, the nature of the divine, and the nature of human excellence. According to Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer ultimately surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur, and that it is the courageously questioning Achilles, not the loyal Hector or even the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane wisdom of Homer himself. Thanks to Homer, two of the distinctive features of Greek civilization are its extraordinary celebration of human excellence, as can be seen in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular questioning of the divine, as can be seen in Greek philosophy.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahrensdorf, Peter J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Heroic virtue in literature
Label
Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization, Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Davidson College, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139018081
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The theology of Homer -- Achilles and Hector -- Achilles and the limits of virtue -- Odysseus and Achilles -- Bibliography
Control code
CR9781139018081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521141550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890603685
Label
Homer on the gods and human virtue : creating the foundations of classical civilization, Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Davidson College, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139018081
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The theology of Homer -- Achilles and Hector -- Achilles and the limits of virtue -- Odysseus and Achilles -- Bibliography
Control code
CR9781139018081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521141550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890603685

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...