(Greek) excellence; often epics include an aristeia of a character; for example, in the Iliad, there is an aristeia of Diomedes that demonstrates his excellence as a warrior.
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An aristeia or aristia (ə; ἀριστεία, IPA, `excellence`) is a scene in the dramatic conventions of epic poetry as in the Iliad, where a hero in battle has his finest moments (aristos = `best`). An aristeia can result in the death of the hero at the aristeia`s end. ==Examples== One of the most epic examples of aristeia is in Book 21 o...
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