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Author Haubold, Johannes.

Title Greece and Mesopotamia : dialogues in literature / Johannes Haubold
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Series The W.B. Stanford memorial lectures
W.B. Stanford memorial lectures.
Summary This book proposes a new approach to the study of ancient Greek and Mesopotamian literature. Ranging from Homer and Gilgamesh to Herodotus and the Babylonian-Greek author Berossos, it paints a picture of two literary cultures that, over the course of time, became profoundly entwined. Along the way, the book addresses many questions of crucial importance to the student of the ancient world: how did the literature of Greece relate to that of its eastern neighbours? What did ancient readers from different cultures think it meant to be human? Who invented the writing of universal history as we know it? How did the Greeks come to divide the world into Greeks and 'barbarians', and what happened when they came to live alongside those 'barbarians' after the conquests of Alexander the Great? In addressing these questions, the book draws on cutting-edge research in comparative literature, postcolonial studies and archive theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Assyro-Babylonian literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- Assyro-Babylonian and Greek
Comparative literature -- Greek and Assyro-Babylonian
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012048522
ISBN 0511863241 (electronic bk.)
1107055423 (electronic bk.)
9780511863240 (electronic bk.)
9781107055421 (electronic bk.)