Becoming Achilles : Child-sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the lliad and Beyond Paperback / softback
Part of the Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 270 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Publication Date: 17/11/2011
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9780739146910
- Hardback from £59.75