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

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 4, 2003 - History - 292 pages
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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.

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This book does for archaic Greek mythology what Alexander Heidel's Babylonian Genesis did for archaic Hebrew mythology by relating it to earlier Mesopotamian parallels. Read full review

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