Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1990. Hardcover. VG (slight aging to dj flaps, and front one has a old fold, otherwise clean). Lavender cloth with crimson title block and gilt letters on spine, crimson and white dust jacket, 365 pp. "The primary aim of this book is to examine the Greek language as a reflection of society, with special attention to its function as a vehicle for transmitting mythology and poetics. ... The individual chapters examine the development of Hellenic poetics in the traditions of Homer and Hesiod; the Hellenization of Indo-European myths and rituals, including myths of the afterlife, rituals of fire, and symbols in the Greek lyric; and the Hellenization of Indo-European social ideology, with refernece to such cultural institutions as the concept of the city-state." (dj). (Inventory #: 156108)
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