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Indo-European poetry and myth

Author: Morris West
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The book deserves a warm welcome. Steady work has gone into the writing of it, and M.L. West's ability to detect analogies and to make comparisons has again been deployed to good effect G.L. Huxley, Hermathena ... the ideal guide in a complex field of learning. International Review of Biblical Studies Martin West has written the definitive book on Indo-European language and religion ... [the] ... world of words is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris West
ISBN: 9780199280759 0199280754
OCLC Number: 804453440
Description: 525 p.
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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"The book deserves a warm welcome. Steady work has gone into the writing of it, and M.L. West's ability to detect analogies and to make comparisons has again been deployed to good effect G.L. Huxley, Hermathena ... the ideal guide in a complex field of learning. International Review of Biblical Studies Martin West has written the definitive book on Indo-European language and religion ... [the] ... world of words is beautifully laid out for us in this important book London Review of Books This volume ... is written with the grace, style and wit that we have come to expect..the picture that emerges is detailed and consistent ... the results are fascinating ... West has done a great service in providing an accurate and up-to-date account. Richard Janko, TLS It is a book for repeated consultation rather than a quick read through ... a landmark publication in an area of study whose importance is likely to grow - not only for classics but also for the humanities more generally. N.J. Allen, Bryn Mawr Classical Review a virtual compendium of the most relevant material distilled by one of the finest minds to venture into this field J.S. Sheldon", Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.

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