Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach


The author investigates an image of the old mentor Phoenix, the tutor of Achilles, formed by Homer in the ninth song of the "Iliad". The textual analysis shows the key areas of learning young people by older soldiers recommended by Homer through the image of the teacher of Achilles. The question of the role of the Phoenix in shaping the paradigm of a wise old teacher in the subsequent history of education and culture is discussed.

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