Indo-European Poetry and Myth

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The Indo-Europeans, speakers of the prehistoric parent language from which most European and some Asiatic languages are descended, most probably lived on the Eurasian steppes some five or six thousand years ago. Martin West investigates their traditional mythologies, religions, and poetries, and points to elements of common heritage. In The East Face of Helicon (1997), West showed the extent to which Homeric and other early Greek poetry was influenced by Near Eastern traditions, mainly non-Indo-European. His new book ...

Indo-European Poetry and Myth 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199558919

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Indo-European Poetry and Myth 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199280759

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