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From Hittite to Homer : The Anatolian Background of Ancient Greek Epic

By: Bachvarova, Mary R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (692 p.).ISBN: 9781316400135.Subject(s): Epic poetry, Greek--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From Hittite to Homer : The Anatolian Background of Ancient Greek EpicDDC classification: 881.00900000000001 LOC classification: PA3106.B33 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- List of maps -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Notes on the text -- Maps -- Additional material -- 1 Introduction -- Status quaestionis -- The world of the Hittites -- An outline of the book -- 2 Hurro-Hittite narrative song at Hattusa -- Introduction -- Members of the genre of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- The formal features of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Bilingual poets
The functions of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Conclusion -- 3 Gilgamesh at Hattusa: written texts and oral traditions -- Introduction -- The Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh -- The Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh in the Hittite archives -- The Hittite Song of Gilgamesh -- The Hurrian Song of Gilgamesh and Song of Huwawa -- Conclusion -- 4 The Hurro-Hittite ritual context of Gilgamesh at Hattusa -- Introduction -- Background -- The Hurro-Hittite pit ritual involving the story of Gilgamesh -- Gilgamesh in Mesopotamian rituals -- Pit rituals
The Purification Ritual for the Former Gods -- Odysseus' katabasis -- Myth and ritual: the chicken and the egg? -- Conclusion -- 5 The plot of the Song of Release -- Introduction -- The opening -- The assembly scene -- The hospitality scene -- The parables -- Conclusion -- 6 The place of the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- Introduction -- The assembly scene in its Near Eastern context -- The assembly scene of the Song of Release and the Iliad
The hospitality scene of the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- The messenger scene in the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- Conclusion -- 7 The function and prehistory of the Song of Release -- Introduction -- The Song of Release and royal ancestor veneration -- The origin of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Conclusion -- 8 Sargon the Great: from history to myth -- Introduction -- The Anatolian reception of legends of Sargon -- From history to myth, from oral to written -- The šarrena ritual
King lists and genealogies as indexes for world history -- Naram-Sin and Hector -- Conclusion -- 9 Long-distance interactions: theory, practice, and myth -- Introduction -- Wandering seers or Orientalizing construct? -- Push-pull factors encouraging long-distance interactions -- Long-distance elite interaction and transmission of narratives -- Medicine, long-distance travel, and cosmogonies -- Conclusion -- 10 Festivals: a milieu for cultural contact -- Introduction -- Hittite festivals -- Feasts and festivals in second-millennium Greece
A festival of Mycenaean Thebes
Summary: Bold new approach to the prehistory of Homeric epic arguing for a fresh understanding of how Near Eastern influence worked.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- List of maps -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Notes on the text -- Maps -- Additional material -- 1 Introduction -- Status quaestionis -- The world of the Hittites -- An outline of the book -- 2 Hurro-Hittite narrative song at Hattusa -- Introduction -- Members of the genre of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- The formal features of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Bilingual poets

The functions of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Conclusion -- 3 Gilgamesh at Hattusa: written texts and oral traditions -- Introduction -- The Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh -- The Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh in the Hittite archives -- The Hittite Song of Gilgamesh -- The Hurrian Song of Gilgamesh and Song of Huwawa -- Conclusion -- 4 The Hurro-Hittite ritual context of Gilgamesh at Hattusa -- Introduction -- Background -- The Hurro-Hittite pit ritual involving the story of Gilgamesh -- Gilgamesh in Mesopotamian rituals -- Pit rituals

The Purification Ritual for the Former Gods -- Odysseus' katabasis -- Myth and ritual: the chicken and the egg? -- Conclusion -- 5 The plot of the Song of Release -- Introduction -- The opening -- The assembly scene -- The hospitality scene -- The parables -- Conclusion -- 6 The place of the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- Introduction -- The assembly scene in its Near Eastern context -- The assembly scene of the Song of Release and the Iliad

The hospitality scene of the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- The messenger scene in the Song of Release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- Conclusion -- 7 The function and prehistory of the Song of Release -- Introduction -- The Song of Release and royal ancestor veneration -- The origin of Hurro-Hittite narrative song -- Conclusion -- 8 Sargon the Great: from history to myth -- Introduction -- The Anatolian reception of legends of Sargon -- From history to myth, from oral to written -- The šarrena ritual

King lists and genealogies as indexes for world history -- Naram-Sin and Hector -- Conclusion -- 9 Long-distance interactions: theory, practice, and myth -- Introduction -- Wandering seers or Orientalizing construct? -- Push-pull factors encouraging long-distance interactions -- Long-distance elite interaction and transmission of narratives -- Medicine, long-distance travel, and cosmogonies -- Conclusion -- 10 Festivals: a milieu for cultural contact -- Introduction -- Hittite festivals -- Feasts and festivals in second-millennium Greece

A festival of Mycenaean Thebes

Bold new approach to the prehistory of Homeric epic arguing for a fresh understanding of how Near Eastern influence worked.

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