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  • Title: The Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence, and the World of Homer
  • Author: Jonathan Gottschall
  • ISBN: 9780521690478
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback

  • Homer s epics reflect an eighth century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy s conquest by the Greeks Using a fascinating and innovative approach, Professor Gottschall analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to aHomer s epics reflect an eighth century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy s conquest by the Greeks Using a fascinating and innovative approach, Professor Gottschall analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to a shortage of available young women The warrior practice of taking enemy women as slaves and concubines meant that women were concentrated in the households of powerful men In turn, this shortage drove men to compete fiercely over women almost all the main conflicts of the Iliad and Odyssey can be traced back to disputes over women The Rape of Troy integrates biological and humanistic understanding biological theory is used to explore the ultimate sources of pitched Homeric conflict, and Homeric society is the subject of a bio anthropological case study of why men fight.
    Jonathan Gottschall
    Jonathan Gottschall is an American literary scholar, the leading younger figure in literature and evolution He teaches at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania He completed graduate work in English at State University of New York at Binghamton, where he worked under David Sloan Wilson.His work The Rape of Troy Evolution, Violence and the World of Homer describes the Homeric epic poems Iliad and Odyssey in terms of evolutionary psychology, with the central violent conflicts in these works driven by the lack of young women to marry and the resulting evolutionary legacy, as opposed to the violent conflicts being driven by honor or wealth.Literature, Science and a New Humanities advocates that the humanities, and literary studies in particular, need to avail themselves of quantitative and objective methods of inquiry as well as the traditional qualitative and subjective, if they are to produce cumulative, progressive knowledge, and provides a number of case studies that apply quantitative methods to fairy and folk tale around the world to answer questions about human universals and differences.Gottschall was profiled by the New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education His work was featured in an article in Science describing literature and evolution.


    Commentaires:

    Curt Bobbitt
    Gottschall stretches one primary point through the book: male violence in the Homeric world primarily results from an evolutionary drive for reproduction when women are in short supply. His examples from Iliad and Odyssey interpret dozens of speeches and conflicts as mostly the characters' attempts to lure, capture, or own women to spread their seed and prevent other men from doing the same. He does not claim that the attempts are always conscious. Gottschall refers to more than 300 sources abou [...]

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