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Near eastern and native traditions in Apollodorus’ account of the flood

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It is clear that Apollodorus has drawn upon old sources, probably even the Titanomachy, which seems to have been the oldest source for the Greek derivation of the Flood from the Ancient Near East. The Greek myths of the Flood are just one example of this influence, and it is hardly fortuitous that a pupil of Walter Burkert, Gian Caduff, has written the authoritative account of the Greek traditions of the Flood, in which the role of the Ancient Near East is properly acknowledged. This chapter discusses the version about Deukalion, the oldest Greek hero of the Flood. Admittedly, this version is the fruit of a late compilation and systematisation, but it had recourse to older traditions, perhaps even to one of the very first accounts of the Flood in Archaic Greece.

Keywords: Ancient Near East; Apollodorus; Archaic Greece; Deukalion; flood; Greek hero; Greek traditions; Titanomachy

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