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Aspects of early Greek and Babylonian hymnic poetry

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This thesis is a case study of early Greek poetry in comparison to the literature of the ancient Near East, especially Mesopotamia, based on a selection of hymns (or: songs in praise of gods) mainly in Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite and Greek.

Chapters 1–3 present the core groups of primary sources from the ancient Near East: Old Babylonian Sumerian, Old Babylonian Akkadian, Hittite. The aim of these chapters is to analyse the main features of style and content of Sumerian and Akkadian...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2013-02-28

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