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When the Gods Were Born
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With admirable erudition, Lopez-Ruiz brings to life intimacies and exchanges between the ancient Greeks and their Northwest Semitic neighbors, portraying the ancient Mediterranean as a fluid, dynamic contact zone. She shows networks of circulation, creative uses of traditional material by peoples in motion, and radically transforms our understanding of ancient cosmogonies. -- Page duBois, author of Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks

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Carolina Lopez-Ruiz is Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University and author of When the Gods Were Born: Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East and coauthor of Tartessos and the Phoenicians in Iberia. Her work focuses on cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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With admirable erudition, Lopez-Ruiz brings to life intimacies and exchanges between the ancient Greeks and their Northwest Semitic neighbors, portraying the ancient Mediterranean as a fluid, dynamic contact zone. She shows networks of circulation, creative uses of traditional material by peoples in motion, and radically transforms our understanding of ancient cosmogonies. -- Page duBois, author of Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks

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