Behavior of the Typical Greek Hero
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This paper describes the behavior pattern of the Greek hero, using Achilles' role in the "Iliad" as an example. It examines four of the concepts typically ascribed to heroes in the Greek literature.These are arete, hubris, ate and nemesis.
From the Paper:"Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero. As such, he embodies the Greek heroic concepts of aret, hubris, at and nemesis. Aret is a concept of virtue that conveys in one word the combination of qualities for which a Homeric hero is admired: physical strength, courage, daring and above all success in battle. Some Greek Terms Important to the Understanding of Homer: Achilles embodied aret in fact he died for it."
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