Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub


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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub Good heavens is this a superb and invaluable book Following a comparative philological method classicist M L West examines parallel mythological motifs in far flung Indo European cultures and languages and carefully suggests various reconstruct

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West ML West has always been interested in how myths were shared across the Classical world In the 1990s he wrote a monograph titled The E

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    Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Feels like a personal reference work documenting a few decades of casual research than a book synthesizing information in a meaningful way Haphazard structure aside West systematically refuses to look at the context of neighbouring non IE socie

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    Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth M.L. West ´ 4 Download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Breathtaking erudition delivered in a readable style West has set himself to trace out the features of Indo European poetry and myth from the preliterate period using a method akin to stemmatics in textual criticism or to historical linguistic reconstructions As a classicist I particularly enjoyed the connections with literatures o

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub Author describes himself as a stranger in Paradise with a clipboard Aye and for 100 bucks I wish this read better than a well ordered file cabinet Anyway someone had to venture forth to try and make sense of it all LIST of parallels at end o

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth It’s very good although like all IE poetics it’s very obscure and technical in lots of places as well as not really as elucidati

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    M.L. West ´ 4 Download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub The breadth and depth of information is great My only complaint is the structure I didn’t come away with it with a comprehensive overview of the material I would have preferred to have it organized like a story or at least a conc

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub This is one of my grab when the house is burning down books Must have

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub A lot of this is a real stretch but no less fun for that

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    Indo European Poetry and Myth E–book/E–pub It wasn't what I was hoping for by the title I was hoping for a book that would gather together what little science anthropology and archaeology knows about the Indo Europeans and their stories The myths and legends and things they believed Instead it's a very academically wordy book with much guessing as to wh

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M.L. West ´ 4 Download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth To the Sun god and his beautiful daughter the Thunder god and other elemental deities and earthly orders such as Nymphs and Elves; the forms of hymns prayers and incantations; conceptions about the world its origin mankind death and fate; the ideology of fame and of immortalization through poetry; the typology of the king and the hero; the hero as warrior and the conventions of battle narrativ. A lot of this is a real stretch but no less fun for that

Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. WestIndo European Poetry and Myth

M.L. West ´ 4 Download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth The Indo Europeans speakers of the prehistoric parent language from which most European and some Asiatic languages are descended most probably lived on the Eurasian steppes some five or six thousand years ago Martin West investigates their traditional mythologies religions and poetries and points to elements of common heritage In The East Face of Helicon 1997 West showed the extent to which Hom. Good heavens is this a superb and invaluable book Following a comparative philological method classicist M L West examines parallel mythological motifs in far flung Indo European cultures and languages and carefully suggests various reconstructions of a prototypical Indo European mythology from which these common motifs derived Even viewed solely as a compendium of motifs in the vast Indo European culturo linguistic zone this book is a contribution of the highest order Coupled with this reconstructive analysis this book sinks very deeply indeed into the old roots of gods and heroes and ancient ideas of the cosmos What emerges is an Indo European mythology that was populated by gods who embody natural phenomena and who are not much involved with the creation of the cosmos or the maintenance of a moral order The primary concern of this mythology is the activity of the hero who is of a masculine type primarily concerned with adventure conuest the winning of wives and lands and the overcoming of death by winning glorious renown The goddess makes little contribution to this vision which is focused on military adventurism rather than fertility This book paints an extraordinary and vivid portrait of the common cultural heritage of cultures spread from Ireland to Persia from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean an enormous and diverse area that shared a set of fundamental stories that are strikingly uniform in tone and style It is hard to imagine a book that invites the reader to dig as deeply into the roots of mythology or to think as deeply about the nature of poetry This is a remarkable achievement This book is NOT recommended for the beginner A basic understanding of philology and some familiarity with the main mythological traditions touched upon particularly Greek mythology Zoroastrianism and Vedic Hinduism is highly recommended

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M.L. West ´ 4 Download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ M.L. West Read & Download Indo European Poetry and Myth Eric and other early Greek poetry was influenced by Near Eastern traditions mainly non Indo European His new book presents a foil to that work by identifying elements of ancient Indo European heritage in the Greek material Topics covered include the status of poets and poetry in Indo European societies; metre style and diction; gods and other supernatural beings from Father Sky and Mother Earth. Breathtaking erudition delivered in a readable style West has set himself to trace out the features of Indo European poetry and myth from the preliterate period using a method akin to stemmatics in textual criticism or to historical linguistic reconstructions As a classicist I particularly enjoyed the connections with literatures of cultures other than Greece and Rome Ireland Germany Armenia India Old English etc It is rather staggering to think of someone knowing all these languages let alone having enough familiarity with the various epics to produce a book of this sortThe warning in one of the other reviews below is accurate you won t get the most out of the book unless you already know a good deal of mythology and preferably some classical languages While West is scrupulous to translate the Old Irish Sanskrit Armenian and other less commonly studied tongues he freuently leaves Greek and Latin untranslated

  • Hardcover
  • 525
  • Indo European Poetry and Myth
  • M.L. West
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9780199280759