Hector of the "Iliad" Book Review by supercalifragilistic

Hector of the "Iliad"
A comparison of Homer's character of Hector of Troy in the "Iliad" to an Aristotlean hero.
# 96211 | 1,833 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2007 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses Homer's Hector of Troy and how Hector is Homer's implicit hero within the "Iliad." The paper suggests that because Homer was an admirer of Aristotle, he created Hector to be the fictional embodiment of Aristotlean rationality and virtues in operation. The paper analyzes the character of Hector in the "Iliad" and illustrates the ways that Hector can be clearly seen as Homer's idea of an Aristotlean hero.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. W.D. Ross. The Internet Classics Archive. Retrieved November 27, 2006, from: <http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html>.
  • "Aristotle's Poetics: An Introduction." May 4, 2004. Retrieved November 27, 2006, from: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/classics/resources/poetics/index.htm.
  • Certeau, Michel de. "General Introduction." The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press, 1984.
  • ---. The Writing of History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. 93.
  • "Derivation of Iliadic [sic] Self-Identity through Heroic Code". The University of Michigan. [n.d.]. Retrieved November 28, 2006, from: <http://<www.umich.edu/.../Marisa%20-%20Self-identity%20in%20the%20Iliad.htm>.

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