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Title: Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: ...
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
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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.
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