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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198152213

ISBN-13: 9780198152217

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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:
04/28/1999
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
1. Aegean and Orient
2. Ancient Literatures of Western Asia
3. Of Heaven and Earth
4. Ars Poetica
5. A Form of Words
6. Hesiod
7. The Iliad
8. The Odyssey
9. Myths and Legends of Heroes
10. The Lyric Poets
11. Aeschylus
12. The Question of Transmission
Bibliography
Indexes

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