From Achilles to Christ Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics

ISBN-10: 0830825932

ISBN-13: 9780830825936

Edition: 2007

Authors: Louis Markos

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 8/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Margarita R. Cabellon is the executive director of BridgeLeader Network. She coordinates training and speaking engagements on diversity issues with churches, businesses and other large organizations. She also creates educational opportunities for her local community to learn more about racial reconciliation and other diversity issues. Margarita was introduced to BLN when she and husband Paul began attendng Bridgeway Commuity Church in Columbia, Maryland in September 2004.Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film.Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU's Honors College. He is the author of 9 books:From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age, The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World like a Romantic Poet, Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World, Apologetics for the 21st Century, Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis, Literature: A Student's Guide, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis, and Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition.

Introduction: The Only Complete Truth
Hesiod's Theogony: In the Beginning
Homer's Iliad I: A History of Conflict
Homer's Iliad II: Civilization versus Barbarism
Homer's Iliad III: A New Ethic
Homer's Iliad IV: From Wrath to Reconciliation
Homer's Odyssey I: Coming of Age
Homer's Odyssey II: Coming Home
Homer's Odyssey III: The Journeys of Odysseus
The Greek Tragedians
Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound: The Birth of Tragedy
Aeschylus's Oresteia: Pagan Poets and Hebrew Prophets
Sophocles' Oedipus: The Human Scapegoat
Sophocles' Antigone and Electra: Questions of Duty
Sophocles' Women of Trachis and Philoctetes: The Tragedy of Character
Euripides' Electra and Medea: The Naive and the Sentimental
Euripides' Bacchae and Hippolytus: Apollonian versus Dionysiac
The Sacred History of Rome
The Making of a Roman Epic
Virgil's Aeneid I: The Fall of Troy
Virgil's Aeneid II: Aeneas and Dido
Virgil's Aeneid III: To Hell and Back
Virgil's Aeneid IV: Just War?
Conclusion: The Myth Made Fact
Bibliographical Essay
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