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Title: Social memory and its literary forms in Greek epic and tragedy
Authors: Schade, Gerson
Keywords: Social memory
heroic code
departure-scene
‘always try to excel’
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk
Citation: Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium, 2012, nr XXII/1, s. 5-23
Abstract: Several Homeric departure-scenes, depicting a son leaving his father, contain as their central theme the idea of becoming such a hero as one’s father was. In light of the new concept ‘social memory’ it is no wonder that the central message of the heroic code, ‘always try to excel’, is part of the conversation during the departurescenes, for the simple reason that this phrase and those connected with it define the social memory of the heroic society, the ‘heroic code’. Reminiscences of one’s father and his words mean much to heroes, structure their lives, provide a frame, and help them to cope with the current situation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/10258
ISBN: 978-83-7654-135-8
ISSN: 0302-7384
Appears in Collections:Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium, 2012, nr XXII/1

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