Travelling Heroes Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

By: Fox, Robin Lane

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504 densely packed pp plus index, remainder mark at bottom. This remarkable and original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal. Book in great order.

Title: Travelling Heroes Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

Author Name: Fox, Robin Lane

Categories: HISTORICAL FICTION, MYTHOLOGY, HISTORY,

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2009

Binding: Papeback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Size: 19.5cm

Seller ID: 008925

Keywords: Mythology Gods Heroes Greek Greece,