Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth / Edition 1

Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth / Edition 1

by Walter Burkert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520058755

ISBN-13: 9780520058750

Pub. Date: 11/20/1986

Publisher: University of California Press


Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study.

Overview


Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520058750
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/20/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,018,476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Translator's Preface
Preface to the English Edition
List of Illustrations
Introduction

I. Sacrifice, Hunting, and Funerary Rituals
II. Werewolves around the Tripod Kettle
III. Dissolution and New Year's Festival
IV. Anthesteria
V. Eleusis

Abbreviations and Bibliography
Index

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