Introduction ; 1. Poet and Poesy ; 2. Phrase and Figure ; 3. Gods and Goddesses ; 4. Sky and Earth ; 5. Sun and Daughter ; 6. Storm and Stream ; 7. Nymphs and Gnomes ; 8. Hymns and Spells ; 9. Cosmos and Canon ; 10. Mortality and Fame ; 11. King and Hero ; 12. Arms and the Man ; Elegy on an Indo-European Hero
The late M. L. West was Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Martin West has written the definitive book on Indo-European language and religion...[the]...world of words is beautifully laid out for us in this important book London Review of Books This volume...is written with the grace, style and wit that we have come to expect..the picture that emerges is detailed and consistent...the results are fascinating... West has done a great service in providing an accurate and up-to-date account. Richard Janko, TLS It is a book for repeated consultation rather than a quick read through...a landmark publication in an area of study whose importance is likely to grow - not only for classics but also for the humanities more generally. N. J. Allen, Bryn Mawr Classical Review