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Epic Heroes on Screen$
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Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424516

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001

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The Reinvention of the Ancient Hero

The Reinvention of the Ancient Hero

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction: The Reinvention of the Ancient Hero
Source:
Epic Heroes on Screen
Author(s):

Antony Augoustakis

Stacie Raucci

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0001

The movie Troy (2004) opens with a voiceover by the wily warrior Odysseus in which he asks if the names and deeds of Homeric heroes will endure for centuries to come: “Will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we’re gone and wonder who we were?”...

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