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The East Face of Helicon : West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth

Author: Martin Litchfield West
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2003.
Series: Clarendon paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 book far surpasses previous  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Litchfield West
ISBN: 0198152213 9780198152217
OCLC Number: 860631047
Awards: Winner of Winner of a Runciman Award, funded by the Onassis Foundation and administered by the Anglo-Hellenic League..
Description: xxvi, 662 p. ; 24 cm.
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
Series Title: Clarendon paperbacks
Responsibility: M.L. West.

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