In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much...
Hektor: Trojan prince and the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War.
Paris: Trojan prince, brother of Hector. His stealing of Helen precipitated the Trojan War.
Agamemnon: The son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.
Priam: King of Troy and father of Hektor and Paris
Helen of Troy: Queen of Sparta and wife of Menelaus. The most beautiful woman in the world and cause of the Trojan War.
Achilles: Leading Greek hero the Trojan War. He was killed in the last days of the siege of Troy by an arrow wound in his only vulnerable spot, his heel. Hence the expression ‘Achilles heel’ for a point of vulnerability in a person or plan.
Hera: Greek mother goddess. Goddess of woman and marriage.
David: Most famous and important ancient king of the Hebrews. He is presented as wise, brave, prudent and handsome.
Zeus: In Greek mythology, Zeus is the "Father of Gods and men" who rules the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father rules the family. He is the god of sky and thunder.
Nestor: In Greek mythology, he is the old king of Pylos. He became king after Heracles killed the previous king. He fought on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War. Though Nestor was already very old when the war began, he was noted for his bravery and speaking abilities.
Troy: Ancient and mythical city/state located on the northwest coast of present day Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek mythology and especially in the Iliad.
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