Nagy, Gregory. 2013. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_NagyG.The_Ancient_Greek_Hero_in_24_Hours.2013. Abridged edition 2019.
Hour 1. The Homeric Iliad and the glory of the unseasonal hero
The meaning of kleos
The kleos of Achilles as epic ‘glory’
Hour 1 Text A = Hour 0 Text F
In place of this literary version, the Sourcebook shows my more literal translation of the original Greek, which is contained in one single verse:
A much shorter version of epic ‘glory’
Hour 1 Text B
The immortalizing power of kleos as epic ‘glory’
The meaning of hōrā
The need for heroes to “script” their own death
Hēraklēs as a model hero
Hour 1 Text C = Iliad XIX 76–138
Before I proceed with my argumentation, I have to pause in order to give a commentary on details in the text that will not be obvious to someone who has read it for the first time ever.
Commentary on Hour 1 Text C
Here is where the Commentary in the original printed version came to an end. Readers here who have chosen Option 2 have already skipped ahead to the reading that follows at 1§36a below, picking up from 1§36 above, before the quotation of Hour 1 Text C, which is Iliad XIX 76-138.