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Indo-European Folk-Tales and Greek Legend

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107679085

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book contains the text of the Gray Lectures delivered in 1932 on the influence of Indo-European legend on Greek myth. Halliday discusses the diffusion of key mythological tropes as well as specific Greek myths, such as Procne and Philomela. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the transmission of folk history and legend.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107679085
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Myth, fairy tale and legend
    2. Indo-European folk-tales and the problem of their diffusion
    3. Some early correspondences between Greek and Indian stories
    4. Greek legend
    5. Procne and Philomela
    6. Perseus, the Gorgon slayer
    7. The goat and the vine
    Index.

  • Author

    W. R. Halliday

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