A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Editor(s): Ken Dowden, Niall Livingstone

Published Online: 20 APR 2011 09:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405111782

Online ISBN: 9781444396942

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396942

About this Book

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.

  • Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts
  • Includes coverage of Greek myth's intersection with history, philosophy and religion
  • Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists
  • Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Table of contents

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  1. Approaching Myth

  2. Part I: Establishing the Canon

  3. Part II: Myth Performed, Myth Believed

  4. Part III: New Traditions

  5. Part IV: Older Traditions

    1. Chapter Nineteen

      Near Eastern Mythologies (pages 357–382)

      Alasdair Livingstone and Birgit Haskamp

  6. Part V: Interpretation

  7. Part VI: Conspectus

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