Alexopoulou, Marigo

Marigo Alexopoulou earned her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is Lecturer of Classics at the Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece, and teaches Greek at the American College of Athens.

Theme of Returning Home in Ancient Greek Literature: The nostos of the Epic Heroes
2009 0-7734-4720-2
This book is about nostos, the return home of a hero. Although the importance of this topic has long been recognized by scholars, this is the first full length book on nostos both across a range of tragedies and in the light of the diverse cultural background of the motif. It shows how the elements of Homer’s narrative were to be developed by later Greek poets, and particularly the fifth-century tragedians and the Hellenistic poets.