A Companion to Greek Mythology
Ken Dowden, Niall Livingstone
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 672 pages
A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world.
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