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Titel: Indo-European Poetry and Myth.
Oxford University Press, Oxford (.), 2009. 525p. Original pictorial hard bound. Head spine as well as upper part back cover near spine a bit bumped. 'This important book asks a big question and meets a real need. Taking for granted the stemma provided for Indo-European (IE) comparative philology, it asks how much in the poetry and mythology of the IE-speaking world goes back to the preliterate period when the IE languages were beginning to differentiate and to expand territorially. An introduction quickly presents the IE-speaking world, the primary sources and some considerations of comparative method, and thereafter the book moves from the linguistic craft of the poet via gods towards heroes. All students of early Greece will be aware of the work of Martin West (henceforth W.). They will expect a book pitched at the highest level of scholarship and displaying prodigious erudition, and they will not be disappointed.(.) It is a book for repeated consultation rather than a quick read through, and since all who have comparative interests will want to own it (.). This is a landmark publication in an area of study whose importance is likely to grow - not only for classics but also for the humanities more generally.' (N.J. ALLEN in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.10.53). Antiquarian. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34969
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