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
     
 


"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 James George Frazer, Claude Levi-Strauss, and van Gennep."—Wendy Flaherty, Divinity School, University of Chicago

"This book is a professional classic, an absolute must for any serious

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"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 James George Frazer, Claude Levi-Strauss, and van Gennep."—Wendy Flaherty, Divinity School, University of Chicago

"This book is a professional classic, an absolute must for any serious student of Greek religion."—Albert Henrichs, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520058750
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/20/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,387,645
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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