Perfidy and Passion

Perfidy and Passion

Reintroducing the Iliad

eBook - 2012
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"Homer's Iliad is often considered a poem of blunt truthfulness, his characters' motivation pleasingly simple. A closer look, however, reveals a complex interplay of characters who engage in an awful lot of lies. Beginning with Achilles, who hatches a secret plot to destroy his own people, Mark Buchan traces motifs of deception and betrayal throughout the poem. Homer's heroes offer bluster, their passion linked to and explained by their lack of authenticity. Buchan reads Homer's characters between the lies, showing how the plot is structured individual denial and what cannot be said."--Project Muse.
Publisher: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780299286330
0299286339
0299286347
9780299286347
9781283692090
1283692090
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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