Mycen├Žan Origin of Greek Mythology

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Author  Martin Nilsson
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   September 16, 1983
ISBN  0520050738
Pages  258

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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.

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