Greek Myths and Mesopotamia: Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod (Paperback)
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Short Description for Greek Myths and Mesopotamia Investigating the nature and extent of Mesopotamian influence on Greek religious mythological works, this text shows how 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.
- Published: 01 April 1997
- Format: Paperback 292 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415157063 ISBN 10: 0415157064
- Sales rank: 1,043,331
Full description for Greek Myths and Mesopotamia
The 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.