By Leon Golden

ISBN-10: 163576260X

ISBN-13: 9781635762600

Aristotle and the Arc of Tragedy is the newest of Leon Golden’s books to attach old Greece to fashionable tradition. In an international dealing with many urgent concerns Classics professor Golden desires to champion the values and achievements of Classical Civilization. He asserts that Homeric Epic and Greek Tragedy are as suitable at the present time as they have been millennia in the past simply because they're riveting and insightful experiences of the human . Their universality provides them a modern relevance regardless of the passage of time and adjustments in customized and taste.

In one among his past books, Understanding the Iliad, Golden illuminated the relevance of The Iliad for contemporary readers. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review praised Understanding the Iliad since it, “achieves what it units out to complete: to supply an interpretation of the Iliad that emphasizes its didactic elements, its skill to enhance its readers via proposing the spectacle of the evolution of a fallacious warrior ate up via damaging anger to a valid hero who transcends his narcissism and grandiosity and reaches out to others and through doing so heals his personal aching soul within the process.”

Golden, employing correspondence and private touch with Joseph Heller, himself, argues convincingly in Achilles and Yossarian that Homer’s The Iliad exerted a profound effect over Heller as he wrote his sleek vintage, Catch-22. A Kirkus evaluation acclaims Achilles and Yossarian in those phrases: “Golden combines outstanding erudition with a pointy severe eye and a lucid prose variety that laymen will locate obtainable and interesting. the result's an unique and persuasive paintings of literary scholarship that reveals even more than mere struggle tales in those classics.”

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