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By M. L. West

Over the past sixty years students have more and more realize hyperlinks connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of the traditional close to East. Martin West's new publication a long way surpasses past stories in comprehensiveness, demonstrating those hyperlinks with colossal and distinctive documentation and displaying they're much extra basic and pervasive than has hitherto been said. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating dialogue of attainable avenues of transmission among the orient and Greece.

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