Ian Fleming had got a solid classical education, based upon Greek authors. His own aesthetics was mainly inspired by Aristotle’s Poetics. When he created Bond’s character, he mixed remembrances of heroes of World War II and re-echoings of Homeric epos. Fleming’s spy stories are a good instance of Aristotelian mimesis, but also a meditation about heroes and heroism. A modern Homer for a modern, fictitious Hector: that’s what Fleming dreamed to be.

From Aristotle to Ian Fleming (On Homer, Hector, and Other Heroes)

PAGANELLI, LEONARDO
2013

Abstract

Ian Fleming had got a solid classical education, based upon Greek authors. His own aesthetics was mainly inspired by Aristotle’s Poetics. When he created Bond’s character, he mixed remembrances of heroes of World War II and re-echoings of Homeric epos. Fleming’s spy stories are a good instance of Aristotelian mimesis, but also a meditation about heroes and heroism. A modern Homer for a modern, fictitious Hector: that’s what Fleming dreamed to be.
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