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Fight or flight? : manifestations of moral injury in Homer’s Iliad

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dc.contributor.author Galumbeck, Alix
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-30T00:00:37Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-30T00:00:37Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/23293
dc.description.abstract While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder arises as a well described consequence of war, moral injury presents as a more nuanced manifestation of psychological damage. Coined by Jonathan Shay, moral injury examines the reaction of an individual to guilt, shame, and anger experienced during combat and how those emotions affect an individual’s duty of care and duty of loyalty. Applying the modern framework of moral injury, the motifs of τιμή (‘honor’) and κλέος (‘glory’) in Homer’s Iliad are analyzed to determine their impact on the development of epic heroes. Through their actions, diction, and interaction with others, the characters of Achilles and Hector will be evaluated to assess the influence of τιμή and κλέος on the moral injury that befalls these heroes. A detailed construct will show the evolution of these combatants’ journeys from the causation of the initial insult, through psychological injury, consequences of these injuries, attempts to reconcile their demons, and ultimate recovery. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Homer--History and criticism en_US
dc.subject War--Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.subject Achilles (Mythological character) en_US
dc.title Fight or flight? : manifestations of moral injury in Homer’s Iliad en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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    The Bryn Mawr College Classics Senior Theses collection also includes theses submitted to the Haverford College Classics Department.

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