Love Rejected: Some Notes on the Mesopotamian "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the Greek Myth of "Hippolytus"

@article{Karahashi2006LoveRS,
  title={Love Rejected: Some Notes on the Mesopotamian "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the Greek Myth of "Hippolytus"},
  author={Fumi Karahashi and Carolina L{\'o}pez-Ruiz},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={58},
  pages={97 - 107}
}
Scholars have long puzzled over why, in Euripides' Hippolytus, the fatal end of the hero is brought about by Poseidon's bull as the last blow in a chain of tragic events triggered by the youth's spurning of the goddess Aphrodite. Despite an increase in Near Eastern and Greek comparative work in recent decades, a striking parallel to this story seems to have escaped the eye of classicists so far. We are referring to the well-known Near Eastern myth in which a similar rejection by a mortal man of… Expand
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