The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology (Hardcover)

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The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology By Martin Nilsson, Emily Vermeule (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Martin Nilsson, Emily Vermeule (Introduction by)
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The last major work of the giant of the field. Martin P. Nilsson set himself the task of tracing the elements of Greekmythology, as they appear in Homer's Iliad, to their source in Mycenaean culture, a much earlier period. His conclusions, drawn from a very limited empirical material - archaeology, very few relevant Linear B texts - are remarkably compelling.

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1972.

About the Author


Martin Persson Nilsson (Stoby, Kristianstad County, 12 July 1874 – Lund, 7 April 1967) was a Swedish philologist, mythographer, and a scholar of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman religious systems. In his prolific studies he combined the literary evidence with the archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520372191
ISBN-10: 0520372190
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: August 19th, 2022
Pages: 274
Language: English