[In 1965, Charles Olson, still struggling to come to terms with the death of Betty Kaiser, his wife, the previous year, left his teaching position at the State University of New York at Buffalo and returned to Gloucester. John Clarke, a Blake scholar and one of the Directors of the Institute of Further Studies, took over Olson’s Myth course at Olson s suggestion. After some intense correspondence with Olson (published by the Institute of Further Studies in 1968 as Pleistocene Man and later included as the “Preface” to A Curriculum of the Soul (2010)) Clarke developed his own syllabus and course of study which he summarized in regular handouts to the class.]


Mythology Bibliography II


Hrozny, Ancient History of Western Asia, India, & Crete, 1953

Matz, Crete and Early Greece, 1962

Mellaart, “The End of the Early Bronze Age in Anatolia and the Aegean,” Amer.  Journ. Of Arch., #62, 1958

Moon, “Mycenean Civ. Pub. 1956-60, a Secondary Biblio.,”  Bull. Inst. Class. Stud., sup. 12, London, 1961

Mylonas, “The Luvian Invasion of Greece,” Hesperia 31, 1962

Piggott, “A Late Bronze Wine Trade?” Antiquity 33, #130, 1959

Stjernquist, “Simris 2: Bronze Age Problems in the Light of the Simris Excavation,” Acta Arch., Ludensia, 1961

Caskey, “The Early Helladic Period in the Argolid,” Hesperia, 29, 1960

Hood, “The Date of Linear B Tablets,” Antiquity 35, #137, 1961

____, “The Home of the Heroes: the Aegean before the Greeks,” chapter in  Piggott’s Dawn of Civilization, 1962

Vermeule, “The Fall of the Mycenean Empire,” Archeology 13, 1960

________, “The Fall of Knossos and the Palace Style,” Amer J of Arch 67, 1963

________, Greece and the Bronze Age, 1963

Malamat, “Doctrines of Causality in Hittite and Biblical Historiography: A    Parallel,” Vetus Testamentam #5, 1955

Guterbock, “The Hittite Version of the Hurrian Kumarbi Myths: Oriental    Forerunners of Hesiod,” Amer J of Arch 52, 1948

Walcot, “The Texts of Hesiod’s Theogony and the Hittite Epic of Kumarbi,”    Classical Quarterly 6, 1956

Gelb, Hurrians and Subarians, Chicago, 1944

Gray, “Canaanite Kingship in Theory & Practice,” Vetus Testamentum 2, 1952

Gordon, “The Role of the Philistines,” Antiniquity 30, 1956

______, Ugarit & Minoan Crete, Norton, 1966

Blegen, The Palace of Nestor at Pylos is Western Messenia, Vol I, Princeton, 1966

Pope, “The Origins of Writing in the N.E.,” Antiquity, XL, 1966

____, Aegean Writing & Linear A, Lund, 1964 (also see his Anchor Job job)

Alsop, “Reporter at Large,” New Yorker, Aug. 13, 1966 (the digs at Kato Zakro &       Arkhanes—15 new Linear A tablets to be pub. this winter by N. Platon,       Athens)

Gimbutas, “The Indo-Europeans: Archeological Problems,” Amer. Anthro.65, 1961

Hawkes, “The Rise of Europe,” in Larousse Encycl. Of Prehistoric & Ancient Art,


Kohler, “C-14 Dates for Sites in the Med. Area,” Amer J Arch, 65, 1961

Geiger, Peoples and Languages of the Caucasus, A Synopsis, Gravenhage,

Mouton, 1959 (Hamanities Press, N.Y. distributor)

Mendelsohn, ed. Religions of the Ancient Near East, Liberal Arts Press, 1955

Library of Religion vol. 4, in paper, $1.75)

Frankfort, et.al., The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, Chicago, 1946

Chadwick, The Mycenean Tablets III, Amer Phil Soc, Phila., 1963

Mellaart, Earliest Civ. Of the N.E. (Lib. Of the Early Civ.), 1965

Hawkins & White, Stonehenge Decoded, Doubleday, 1965

Bibby, Four Thousand Years Ago, Knopf, 1961

Blegen, “The Palace of King Nestor,’ Archeology, Autumn, 1952

Alsop, From the Silent Earth, 1962

Pendelbury, The Palace at Minos, 1951

Willets, Cretan Cults & Festivals, 1962

Onians, The Origins of European Thought, 1951

Vieyra, Hittite Art, London, 1955

Chamoux, The Civilization of Greece, 1965

Smith, Interconnections in the Ancient N.E.: A Study of the Relationships

     Between the Arts of Egypt, the Aegean & Western Asia, Yale, 1965

Deuel, Testaments of Time; the Story of the Pursuit of Lost Manuscripts, 1965

Reinach, Orpheus, 1909 (English trans. 1931)

Zielinski, The Religion of Ancient Greece

Harrison, Mythology, Harbinger (HO24), 1963 reprint

Hooke, Middle Eastern Mythology, Pelican, 1963

Meek, Hebrew Origins, Harper Torch, 1960 reprint

H.D. Helen in Egypt, Grove (E-375), 1961

Olson, Proprioception, City Lights, 1965



Mythology Bibliography III


Cyrus Gordon, The Phaistos Disc, Abst. for the Medit. Studies Colloquium,

Mar. 1964

  1. Davis, The Phaistos Disk & the Eteocretan Inscriptions from Psychro &

Praisos, Witwatersand Univ. Press, Johanessburg, 1961

C.W. Ceram, Gods, Graves, & Scholars, 1952

H.R. Hays, In the Beginning, 1963

  1. Persson, The Religion of Greece in Prehistoric Times, 1942

R.A. Crossland, “Indo-European Origins: the Linguistic Evidence,” Past and

Present #12, 1957

H.C. Hencken, “Inndo-European Languages and Archeology, “Amer. Anthro.

Assn. Memoir #84, 1955

  1. Pulgram, “Proto-Indo-European: Reality and Reconstruction,” Language vol. 35, #3, 1959
  2. Swadesh, “Archeological and Linguistic Chronology of Indo-European

Groups,” Amer. Anthro., vol. 55, 1953

  1. P. Thieme, “The Indo-European Language,” Sci. Amer., vol 199, 1958

Blegen, Caskey, et. al., Troy, 1958

  1. Dow, “The Greeks in the Bronze Age,” Congress International des Scion

     Historiques, Stockholm, 1960 (also his new Harvard book on Minoan

Palaces, etc.)

G.L. Huxley, Achaeans & Hittites, 1960

Dunbabin, The Greeks & Their Eastern Neighbors, 1957

  1. Dirlmeier, “Homerisches Epos and Orient,” Rhein. Mus. 98, 1955

T.B.L Webster, “Homer and Eastern Poetry,” Minos, 4, 1956

  1. Parry, “Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse Making,” HSCP 41,

1930, 1932

Notopoulos, “Homer and Modern Greek Heroic Poetry,” Intro. to Album of

Modern Greek Heroic Poetry; articles in Hesperia 29, 1960, and Gk &

Rom. Byz. Studies 3, 1960

Gray, “Homeric Epithets for Things,” CQ, 1960

Kirk, “Homer and Modern Oral Poetry,” CQ, 1960

H.M. & N.K. Chadwick, The Growth of Literature, 3 vols., 1932, 1936, 1940

  1. Gandz, “The Dawn of Literature: Prolegomena to a History of Unwritten

Literature,” Osiris, 7, 1939

Wellesz, Ancient and Oriental Music, 1957 (“Music in Homer’s Greece”)

  1. W. Galpin, The Music of the Sumerians, 1937 (also see Curwen in Antinquity

XIV, 1940)


Notopoulos, “Parataxis in Homer,” TAPA 80, 1949; “Mnemosyne in Oral

Literature,” TAPA 69

  1. Fraenkel, Die homerische Gleichnisse, 1921; Wege und Formen

Fruhgriechischen Denkens, Munchen, 1955 (“Die Zeitauffassung in der

     archaeschen griechischen Literatur”); Dichtung und Philosphie des Fruehen

     Grieschentum, 1951

Shipp, Studies in the Language of Homer, 1953

Notopoulos, “Homeric Similes in the Light of Oral Poetry,” CJ 52, 1957;

“Homer and Geometric Art,” Athena, 1957; “The Generic in Oral

Composition,” TAPA, 81, 1950;  “Continuity and Interconnection in Oral

Composition,” TAPA 82, 1951 (also AJP 81, 1960

  1. Zielinski, “Doe Behandlung gleichzeitiger Ereignisse im antiken Epos,” Phil.

Suppl. 8, 1899-1900. (& essay on the Sibyl in Edge

Page, The Homeric Odyssey, 1955; History and the Homeric Iliad, 1959

Albright, “Some Oriental Glosses on the Homeric Problem,” AJA 54, 1950;

“Northeast Mediterranean Dark Ages,” in The Aegean and the Near East,

S.S Weinberg, 1956

Carpenter, “The Antiquity of the Greek Alphabet,” AJA, 37, 1933 (& AJA 42,


Cook and Woodhead, “The Diffusion of the Greek Alphabet,” AJA 63, 1959

Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational, 1956

Guthrie, Orpheus and the Greek Religion; The Greeks and their Gods, 1950

Dow, “Minoan Writing,” AJA 58, 1954

Kirk, Heraclitus: the Cosmic Fragments, 1954; The Presocratic Philosophers,


Lorimer, “Homer and the Art of Writing,” AJA, 52, 1948

Meillet, Les Origines Indo-Europeenes des metres grecs, 1923

Nestle, Vom Mythos zum Logos, 1942

Notopoulos, “Homer, Hesiod and the Achean Heritage of Oral Poetry,”

Hesperia 29, 1960

Richardson, “Further Observations on Homer and the Mycenean Tablets,”

Mermathena 86, 1955

Calvert Watkins, “Indo-European Origins of a Celtic Metre,” Proc. Int. Conf. on

     Poetics, Warsaw, 1960 (Inst. Lit. Polish Acad. Sc.)

Webster, “Homer and the Mycenean Tablets,” Antinquity 113, 1955

Kahn, Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology, 1960