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

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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 new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating discussion of possible avenues of transmission between the orient and Greece.

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Martin West FBA was formerly Professor of Greek, University of London (1974-91)

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"His superb, unique scholarship can be read with ease and profit even by undergraduates."--Religious Studies Review


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ISBN 10:  0198152213 ISBN 13:  9780198152217
Publisher: Clarendon Press, 1999
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