Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece

Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece

by Peter G. Rose
     
 

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In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence--beliefs about descent from gods or heroes--is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating

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In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence--beliefs about descent from gods or heroes--is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801499838
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
9/28/2005
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

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