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Greek Myths and Mesopotamia : Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod - Charles Penglase

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia

Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod

Paperback Published: 27th February 1997
ISBN: 9780415157063
Number Of Pages: 290
For Ages: 18 years old

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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.

'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

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Chronological Chartp. x
Foundationsp. 1
Inannap. 15
Ninurtap. 49
From Ekur to Olymposp. 73
The Homeric Hymn to Apollop. 76
The Homeric Hymn to Demeterp. 126
Myths of Aphrodite and Her Originsp. 159
Journeys of Hermes and Zeusp. 180
Pandora, Prometheus and the Myths of Enkip. 197
The Birth of Athenap. 230
Conclusionp. 237
p. 246
p. 248
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780415157063
ISBN-10: 0415157064
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th February 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.84  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1