August 5, 2020
I fell down a editing rabbit hole this morning. I happened upon a word I was not familiar with in looking at instructor resources for World Literature. I came across a question about the aristeia of Achilles and Hector. While I was familiar with aristoi (the best people), but I had not heard of aristeia before.
At first Wikipedia was not much help, since the article was lacking sources. I thought, since I didn’t know the word, and I really should have, I would clean up the article. So, two hours later, the WP page is looking much better, and I have educated myself. Man, I love learning new stuff.
Just so I have it here, in my own words:
|“||Aristeia: the hero’s greatest moment of battle—his moment of glory on the battlefield, usually more prolonged scene where the warrior reaches his zenith as a hero, and sometimes ending with his death.||”|