Travelling Heroes, Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer
Travelling Heroes takes the reader on a journey through the Mediterranean world of 8th-century BC following in the footsteps of groups of merchants and adventurers from the Greek island of Euboea. Early Greek myth is inextricably linked to the attempts by these daring Euboeans to make sense of the alien world in which they travelled. Portrayed as traders, colonists and even pirates, they took the stories from the diverse peoples with whom they came into contact and wove them into the myths and legends we know today. Daily reminders of gods and monsters in the shape of dinosaur bones.
Over sixty pages of notes and fifty pages of bibliography, this erudite book provides food for thought for both scholars and those with a serious interest in this period.