Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology

Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology

by Martin P. Nilsson

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Overview

This is a study of the origins of classical Greek mythology in the Mycenaean era, which preceded the era of Homer, Hesiod and the dramatists by several hundred years, separated by a dark age. Chapters include: How Old Is Greek Mythology?; Mycenaean Centers And Mythological Centers; Argolis; Laconia; The Dominion Of Pylos; The Rest Of The Peloponnese; The Ionian Islands; Southern Boeotia; Northern Boeotia And Thessaly; Attica; Heracles; and, Olympus.

Martin Persson Nilsson (Stoby, Kristianstad County, 12 July 1874 - Lund, 7 April 1967) was a Swedish philologist, mythographer, and a scholar of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman religious systems. In his studies he combined literary evidence with archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520021631
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/28/1973
Series: Sather Classical Lectures
Edition description: ENLARGED
Pages: 258

About the Author


Martin Persson Nilsson (Stoby, Kristianstad County, 12 July 1874 – Lund, 7 April 1967) was a Swedish philologist, mythographer, and a scholar of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman religious systems. In his prolific studies he combined the literary evidence with the archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles.

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