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By Leon Golden

Aristotle and the Arc of Tragedy is the most recent of Leon Golden’s books to attach historic Greece to fashionable tradition. In a global dealing with many urgent matters Classics professor Golden desires to champion the values and achievements of Classical Civilization. He asserts that Homeric Epic and Greek Tragedy are as correct this day as they have been millennia in the past simply because they're riveting and insightful stories of the human situation. Their universality provides them a latest relevance regardless of the passage of time and alterations in customized and taste.

In one in all his prior 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 facets, its skill to enhance its readers via offering the spectacle of the evolution of a mistaken warrior fed on by way of 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 impression over Heller as he wrote his smooth vintage, Catch-22. A Kirkus assessment acclaims Achilles and Yossarian in those phrases: “Golden combines striking erudition with a pointy severe eye and a lucid prose type that laymen will locate obtainable and fascinating. the result's an unique and persuasive paintings of literary scholarship that reveals even more than mere warfare tales in those classics.”

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