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

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This book investigates the nature & extent of Mesopotamian influence in Greek religious mythological works of the early archaic period, with the aim of elucidating Greek myths & the nature of the mythology involved. Beginning with Mesopotamian myths of the goddess Inanna & her consort Dumuzi, & the heroic warrior god Ninurta, the author examines major Greek ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published March 24th 1997 by Routledge (NYC/London) (first published 1994)
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Alford Wayman
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An excellent text for beginners of Greek and ancient near eastern text. If one is well read in both this book ties it together quite nicely. The only draw back is the writer spends far to much time repeating summeries of the literature.
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Recommends it for: mythology fans
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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.
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