The Origins of Greek Mythology Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The Origins of Greek Mythology
A discussion of the influences on Greek mythology and what these myths teach us about history.
# 115061 | 1,333 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2009 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Mythology)

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This paper discusses the origins of Greek mythology. It first discusses how what is known of Mesopotamian history came from Greek and Roman historians' writings. The paper then discusses the influence on Greek mythology of history, migrations of peoples and the influences of the religions. It also discusses the influence of wars and more friendly mutual associations on Greek mythology.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aeschylus (ed. Smith, Herbert Weir). Prometheus Bound. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. 1926.
  • Drury, Nevil. Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult. San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1985.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, 1979.
  • Homer (ed. Butler, Samuel). The Illiad. With an English Translation by A.T. Murray. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924.
  • Stanley, Phillip V. "KN Uc 160 and Mycenaean Wines" American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 86(4) Oct 1982, pp. 577-578.

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