Leonard Muellner on The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic

The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic, by Leonard Muellner, offers “a wide-eyed journey into the world of epic” as it seeks to rebuild the network of meaning associated with mênis, the stated subject of the Iliad.  Although it is often glossed as “wrath,” Muellner shows that mênis is more than an individual’s emotion; it denotes a “cosmic sanction” that ensures social stability. Now available on the CHS website, this book offers insightful new readings of Achilles, the Iliad, and ancient Greek myth in general. To learn more, check out this brief video with Muellner below.