The East Face of Helicon : West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth

The East Face of Helicon : West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth

by M. L. West
     
 

Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of the ancient Near East. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has

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Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of the ancient Near East. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating discussion of possible avenues of transmission between the orient and Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152217
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Note on the transcription of oriental languages
Note on chronologies
1Aegean and Orient
2Ancient Literatures of Western Asia
3Of Heaven and Earth
4Ars Poetica
5A Form of Words
6Hesiod
7The Iliad
8The Odyssey
9Myths and Legends of Heroes
10The Lyric Poets
11Aeschylus
12The Question of Transmission
Bibliography
Indexes�

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