Greek Mythology and Poetics

Greek Mythology and Poetics

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In extensive revisions of 13 of his major essays, Nagy (Harvard U.) provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change which transformed the Indo- European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORFrom the etymological point of view, has- may then be translated as a#39;kindle, light upa#39;. For an example of the reverse in semantic development, we may consider English kindle, which had meant a#39;begeta#39; (Middle English), then a#39;set on firea#39;; anotheranbsp;...

Title:Greek Mythology and Poetics
Author:Gregory Nagy
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1992


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