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By Leon Golden

Aristotle and the Arc of Tragedy is the newest of Leon Golden’s books to attach old Greece to trendy 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 appropriate this day as they have been millennia in the past simply because they're riveting and insightful experiences of the human situation. Their universality offers them a modern relevance regardless of the passage of time and adjustments in customized and taste.

In certainly one of his past 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 features, its skill to enhance its readers through offering the spectacle of the evolution of a wrong warrior ate up through harmful anger to a valid hero who transcends his narcissism and grandiosity and reaches out to others and via doing so heals his personal aching soul within the process.”

Golden, applying correspondence and private touch with Joseph Heller, himself, argues convincingly in Achilles and Yossarian that Homer’s The Iliad exerted a profound impact over Heller as he wrote his smooth vintage, Catch-22. A Kirkus overview acclaims Achilles and Yossarian in those phrases: “Golden combines awesome erudition with a pointy serious eye and a lucid prose variety that laymen will locate obtainable and fascinating. the result's an unique and persuasive paintings of literary scholarship that unearths even more than mere battle tales in those classics.”

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