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Published: 27 September 2018

378 Pages | 22 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198811428

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The Returning Hero

nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Edited by Simon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis

  • Offers a ground-breaking and theoretically sophisticated exploration of nostos as a key concept in ancient Greek culture
  • Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on ancient Greek (and Roman) history, literature, archaeology, and religion, and examining both literary and material evidence
  • Brings together chapters from a global team of contributors, including leading experts in their respective fields
  • Includes translations of all quoted Greek and Latin throughout, ensuring accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with ancient languages