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When the Gods Were Born Greek Cosmogonies and the near East

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ISBN-10: 0674049462

ISBN-13: 9780674049468

Edition: 2010

Authors: Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, Carolina L�pez-Ruiz

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 0.65" wide x 0.84" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Framing the Question
Greece and the Near East: A Discipline and Its Discontents
Competing Models
Greeks and Phoenicians
Who are the Phoenicians?
The Phoenicians in Greek sources
The Phoenician Legacy
Ex Oriente Lux?
Rethinking the "Orientalizing" Paradigm
Hesiod's Theogony in Context
Why the Muses?
The Enigma of "the Tree and the Stone" in Hesiod and the Levant
Hesiod's Truth
Greek and Near Eastern Succession Myths
Introduction
The Near Eastern and Hesiodic Succession Myths
From Ugarit to Hesiod and Philon of Byblos
Final Thoughts on Hesiod's Succession Myth
Orphic and Phoenician Theogonies
Introduction to the Orphic Sources
Classification of the Orphic Cosmogonies
Oriental Motifs in the Derveni Papyrus
Kronos and Chronos: The Deposed Father Survives
Final Thoughts on the Near Eastern Motifs in the Orphic Cosmogonies
Cosmogonies, Poets, and Cultural Exchange
Singing about the Gods in a Changing World
Cosmogonic Poets as Cultural Mediators
Final Thoughts on Cosmogonies and Cultural Interaction
Appendix: The Sacred Tree and Sacred Stone from the Levant to Greece
Abbreviations
Notes
References
Index of Passages Cited
General Index