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Becoming Achilles: Child-sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the lliad and Beyond
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Becoming Achilles: Child-sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the lliad and Beyond (Paperback)

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Viewing the Iliad and myth through the lens of modern psychology, Richard Holway exposes sacrificial childrearing practices at the root of competitive, glory-seeking ancient Greek cultures. The Iliad dramatizes and cathartically purges not only strife within and between generations but knowledge of sacrificial parenting. Holway's analysis yields a new reading of the Iliad, from its first word to its last, and a revised account of the family dynamics underlying ancient Greek cultures.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychology Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 17/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780739146910  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Holway has a PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. The history and social sciences editor at the University of Virginia Press, he teaches in the Department of Politics and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Virginia.

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