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Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth

Walter Burkert - History - 1983 - 334 pages
"A milestone, not only in the field of classics but in the wider field of the history of religion. . . . It will find a place alongside the works of Jane Ellen Harrison, Sir ...
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Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual

Walter Burkert - History - 1982 - 226 pages
Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths
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Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture

Walter Burkert - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 178 pages
At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book ...
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Greek Religion

Jan N. Bremmer - History - 1994 - 111 pages
Designed to meet the needs of a wide audience Greece and Rome's emphasis is on the literary evaluation of the major Greek and Roman authors. It includes articles on ancient ...
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Savage Energies: Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece

Walter Burkert - History - 2001 - 110 pages
We often think of classical Greek society as a model of rationality and order. Yet as Walter Burkert demonstrates in these influential essays on the history of Greek religion ...
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Kleine Schriften: Philosophica

Walter Burkert - Philosophy - 2008 - 310 pages
English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Thomas Alexander Szlezak and Karl-Heinz Stanzel, focuses on his writings on ancient philosophy ...
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Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biology in Early Religions

Walter Burkert - Religion - 1998 - 255 pages
Sacrifice is essential to all religions. Could there be a natural, even biological, reason? Why are sacrifice and numerous other religious rituals and concepts shared by so ...
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Ancient Mystery Cults

Walter Burkert - History - 1987 - 181 pages
The foremost historian of Greek religion provides the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices. Secret mystery ...
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Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism

Walter Burkert - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 535 pages
For the first English edition of his distinguished study, Weisheit und Wissenschaft: Studien zu Pythagoras, Philoloas und Platon, Mr. Burkert has extensively revised both text ...
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Violent Origins

Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly, Walter Burkert - Religion - 1987 - 275 pages
Burkert, Girard, and Smith hold important and contradictory theories about the nature and origin of ritual sacrifice, and the role violence plays in religion and culture. These ...
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