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Indo-European Poetry and Myth$
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M. L. West

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280759

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.001.0001

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Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

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Indo-European Poetry and Myth

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This chapter discusses depictions of heroic activity in battle in Indo-European tradition. Topics covered include the war-band, strongholds, the hero as warrior, weapons, horses, battle narratives, speeches, similes, and the hero's funeral.

Keywords:   armed conflict, war-band, heroic activity, warrior, weapons, horses, battle narrative, speeches, similes, hero's funeral

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