Aphrodite and Inanna: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and Sumerian Poetry on Inanna

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This paper examines parallels recently drawn between the depiction of Aphrodite in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and depictions of the Sumerian goddess Inanna in Sumerian poetry. The paper argues that the parallels are unconvincing, and that the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite most likely is not influenced by Sumerian poetry on Inanna
Original languageEnglish
JournalClassica et Mediaevalia
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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