I realize you are looking for references and bibliographies but such
items can be quite wide ranging and present views which are totally
opposing. I also imagine you are wanting items that will support your
position vs any opposition. As a retired Egyptologist I think I can
give you exactly what you are looking for. I do have a bias in the
Among archaeologists and historians the subject of Greek origins is
once again a hot topic. The emergence of theory regarding an
"Afro-centered" Egypt over the last few years has changed the debate
in major ways.
Till now, the majority of classically trained scholars have presented
a version of history of Western Civilization which has given priority
to the Greeks. Much of that attitude still dates from the 19th
century and the notion that Greeks were "Aryans" from the north rather
than looking at the ancient model itself. Luckily, that attitude is
beginning to change.
The "Ancient Model" is one which bases research more on Herodotus than
on 19th century Euro-centerism. It simply states that the Greeks
themselves had the notion that much of their religion and other
customs had derived from the East and most importantly, Egypt.
To answer your question, I can cover it all in one sentence. - - I
would recommend you read Martin Bernal's "Black Athena." - - While he
agrees that the Greek language came with invaders from the North, he
also presents the evidence that classical Greek culture does not
arrive along with the Northerners, but instead from the subsequent
imposition on them of Semitic and Egyptian culture. This appeared to
have happened in the 18th century B.C. when the Hyksos invasion of
Egypt overflowed into Crete, and on through the Aegean to Greece.
He of course covers the entire debate. He provides the reasons you
ask about as to why the Egyptian contribution has been ignored. Those
of us who support the concept of a strong Egyptian influence on Greek
civilization have a spokesman and supporter who is an Ivy League
scholar and who has done much to vindicate our stand. However,
traditional Classicists are now mounting a strong counter-offensive
which is still based on a Euro-centered history and a revival of 19th
century historic convention.
The book itself contains a bibliography about the subject which is
more complete than any I could chase down for you on the Internet.
Calling it a "book" is an understatement as it is a series of volumes
which is as of now still a work in progress.
"Black Athena - The Afrosiatic Roots of Classical Civilization" -
Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey. 1987.
This website will give you some of the elements of the controversy,
pro and con. I think you will find the "con" position to be rather
Terms - egyptian influences on greece - and an already established
familiarity with the subject matter.
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