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.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.