The Resource Immortal armor : the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry, Derek Collins

Immortal armor : the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry, Derek Collins

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Immortal armor : the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry
Title
Immortal armor
Title remainder
the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry
Statement of responsibility
Derek Collins
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although military concepts in Homeric poetry have been studied since Alexandrian times, there has not been until now an extended study of the concept of alke, "defensive strength," as it unfolds intertextually within the Iliad and the Odyssey and archaic Greek poetry in general. Derek Collins uses evidence from Homeric poetry to reveal that alke, unlike other concepts of strength in archaic Greek, plays a central role in defining a warrior at the peak of his prowess, which can be related in turn to alke's application to kings and to its use by Zeus and Athena as a divine emblem of warfare. Collins also shows how alke functions poetically as a plot device for the Odyssey as the poem retrospectively views the Iliad
  • Finally, by integrating evidence from linguistics, anthropology, and comparative literature, Collins argues that the meaning of alke cannot be divorced from the oral traditional media from which it emerges and that alke's conceptual structure depends as much on archaic Greek as it does on the poetic demands of the Iliad and the Odyssey
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Derek
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.W46
LC item number
C65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Greek poetry
  • War in literature
  • Military art and science in literature
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • War
  • Ethics, Ancient, in literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • Courage in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Alkē (The Greek word)
  • LITERATURA GREGA (HISTÓRIA E CRÍTICA)
  • POESIA ÉPICA (HISTÓRIA E CRÍTICA)
  • Ilias (Homerus)
  • Odyssea (Homerus)
  • Defensief gedrag
  • Literatur
  • Kampfbereitschaft
  • Wortfeld
  • Alkē (The Greek word)
  • Courage in literature
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Ancient, in literature
  • Greek poetry
  • Heroes in literature
  • Military art and science in literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • War in literature
  • War
  • Griechisch
Label
Immortal armor : the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry, Derek Collins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [126]-131) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Possession, Armor, and the Death of Patroklos
  • The Alke from Zeus and the Ambiguities of Signification
  • The Remembering of Alke and the Danger of Forgetting
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9780847688210
Lccn
97039944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37594161
  • (OCoLC)ocm37594161
Label
Immortal armor : the concept of Alkē in archaic Greek poetry, Derek Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [126]-131) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Possession, Armor, and the Death of Patroklos
  • The Alke from Zeus and the Ambiguities of Signification
  • The Remembering of Alke and the Danger of Forgetting
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9780847688210
Lccn
97039944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37594161
  • (OCoLC)ocm37594161

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