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    DescriptionThe Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology in literary works of the epic period is considerable - yet it is a largely unexplored field. In this book Charles Penglase investigates major Mesopotamian and Greek myths. His examination concentrates on journey myths. A major breakthrough is achieved in the recognition of the extent of Mesopotamian influence and in the understanding of the colourful myths involved. The results are of significant interest, especially to scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern religion and mythology.


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    Title
    Greek Myths and Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Penglase
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415157063
    ISBN 10: 0415157064
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP, DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC21: 884.01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, 1QDAM
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, DSBB, QRS
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'A welcome and provoking study of a difficult subject.' - J. H. Hordern, Trinity College, Dublin '... contains much detailed and useful information ...' - Scholia Reviews 'Charles Penglase's Greek Myths is a scholarly piece of work, soundly based on a good knowledge of the myths of ancient Iraq.' - Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    This book investigates the nature and extent of Mesopotamian influence on Greek religious mythological works. It shows how a knowledge of Mesopotamian ideas and motifs can increase our understanding of, for instance, the Homeric hymns to Apollo, Aphrodite or Athena, and of the works of Hesiod. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern religion and mythology.