This book deals with the changing nature of the goddess Ishtar - Astarte - Aphrodite, who was widely revered in the ancient West Asia and the Mediterranean world and was known by different names. Although the three names are often closely related, their mutual relation has not yet been sufficiently clarified. They appear with different characters and attributes in various areas and periods. In this volume, specialists on different areas and periods discuss the theme from various perspectives, allowing a new and broader understanding of the goddess(es) concerned. The areas covered range from Mesopotamia to the Levant, Egypt and the Mediterranean world, the periods embraced from the third millenium BCE to the Hellenistic age.
|Other authors:||Sugimoto, David T.|
Academic Press Fribourg,
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis:
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (OBO) ; 263.