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Indo-European poetry and myth

Author: M L West
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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The Indo-Europeans, speakers of the prehistoric parent language from which most European and some Asiatic languages are descended, most probably lived on the Eurasian steppes some five or six thousand years ago. This text investigates their traditional mythologies, religions, and poetries, and points to elements of common heritage.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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West, M.L. (Martin Litchfield), 1937-
Indo-European poetry and myth.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006039411
(OCoLC)76937305
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M L West
ISBN: 9781435623309 1435623304 0199280754 9780199280759 9780191712913 0191712914
OCLC Number: 191672026
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 525 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Poet and Poesy ; 2. Phrase and Figure ; 3. Gods and Goddesses ; 4. Sky and Earth ; 5. Sun and Daughter ; 6. Storm and Stream ; 7. Nymphs and Gnomes ; 8. Hymns and Spells ; 9. Cosmos and Canon ; 10. Mortality and Fame ; 11. King and Hero ; 12. Arms and the Man ; Elegy on an Indo-European Hero
Responsibility: M.L. West.

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