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Becoming Achilles : Child-sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the lliad and Beyond, Paperback / softback Book

Becoming Achilles : Child-sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the lliad and Beyond Paperback / softback

Part of the Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches series

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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.

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