Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 December 2018

344 Pages | 8 halftones, 8 page insert


ISBN: 9780190857882

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Cheiron's Way

Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Justina Gregory

  • This book studies the social and ethical formation of certain youthful figures in Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides
  • The book proposes a new template for heroic education, established by the Iliadic Achilles
  • By showing how Sophocles and Euripides vary the Homeric template, the book also draws attention to an unexplored facet of epic's influence on tragedy
  • Offers a contemporary perspective on education, derived from Greek epic and tragedy