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The Sāgās

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines some narrative elements of the saga genre that may be helpful in determining the mythic function of a number of British heroic tales and pseudo-historical records. The Old Norse ... More


Socrates and Jesus: Internalizing the Heroic

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter in turn looks at the figures of Socrates and Jesus and how they are both central to the culture and philosophy of Athens and Jerusalem. Both were influential during their respective ... More


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