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Cheiron's Way: Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Justina Gregory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190857882
eISBN:
9780190857912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857882.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies the social and ethical formation of selected characters in ancient Greek epic and tragedy. Its point of departure is the claim made by Achilles’ tutor Phoenix, who reminds his ... More


Cheiron the Centaur

Justina Gregory

in Cheiron's Way: Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190857882
eISBN:
9780190857912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857882.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first teacher attested in the Greek literary tradition is Cheiron the centaur, who from his cave on Mount Pelion in Thessaly dispensed an elite, one-on-one education to some of mythology’s ... More


Iliad, Part 2

Justina Gregory

in Cheiron's Way: Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190857882
eISBN:
9780190857912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857882.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While restricting its main narrative to the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the Iliad broadens its temporal horizon by alluding to themes more at home either earlier or later in the war. Similarly, ... More


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