Travelling Heroes (Google eBook)
The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history explores how the intrepid seafarers of eighth-century Greece sailed around the Mediterranean, encountering strange new sights—volcanic mountains, vaporous springs, huge prehistoric bones—and weaving them into the myths of gods, monsters and heroes that would become the cornerstone of Western civilization.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of HomerUser Review - Oblomov - Goodreads
Interesting book on the period known as the Greek dark ages between the fall of the Mycenaean palace period and the Classic age of Greece. Lane fox's central theme is that the Greek myths as told by ... Read full review
Review: Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of HomerUser Review - Patrick - Goodreads
Based on the description on the back of the book, I expected this to be a look at the historical basis for the Homeric myths. Instead, it's a look at the archeological and textual evidence for the ... Read full review
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