Structure & Hist in Greek Myth

Walter Burkert

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Defines myth, ritual, and religion. The author locates his work in the context of culture and the history of ideas, and he is not hesitant to draw on sociology and biology. It is suitable for philosophers, historians, and even theologians, as well as for classicists and historians of Greek culture.


Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult. A professor of classics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, he taught in the UK and the US.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 248
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.1982
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-520-04770-9
Reihe Sather Classical Lectures (Pap
Verlag Univ Of California Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 20.8/14/1.6 cm
Gewicht 318 g

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    Acknowledgments

    Preface

    Abbreviations

    I. THE ORGANIZATION OF MYTH

    1. Tales, Texts, and Reference

    2. Propp's Heritage and Illuyankas

    3. The Impact of Levi-Strauss and Its Limitations

    4. Programs of Action

    5. Crystallizations: Kumarbi and Kronos

    6. The Tale Applied

    7. The Historical Dimension

    8. Successive Layers and Prehistoric Beginnings

    II. THE PERSISTENCE OF RITUAL

    1. The Biological Approach

    2. Herms, Libations, and Branches

    3. The Demonstrative and the As-If Element in Ritual

    4. First-Fruits Offerings

    5. The Evolution of Animal Sacrifice

    6. Myth and Ritual

    III. TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE SCAPEGOAT

    1. Erythrai, Hittites, and Devotio

    2. Scapegoat and Pharmakos

    3. The Dynamics of the Pattern

    4. Polycrite, The Virgins of Leuctra, and Tarpeia

    IV. HERACLES AND THE MASTER OF ANIMALS

    1. Greek Origins?

    2. The Oriental Evidence

    3. Geryon

    4. Cacus, Indra, and Melampus

    5. Shamans and Caves

    6. Hunter, Hero, Savior

    V. THE GREAT GoDDESS, ADONIS, AND HIPPOLYTUS

    1. The Dying God

    2. Kubaba-Cybele-Meter

    3. From Dumuzi to Adonis Cult

    4. The Myths ofDumuzi, Adonis, and Attis

    5. Hippolytus

    6. The Hunters' Legacy

    VI. FROM TELEPINUS TO THELPUSA: IN SEARCH OF

    DEMETER

    1. Telepinus

    2. Phigalia and Thelpusa: Demeter's Wrath

    3. The Plank and the Pectoral

    4. Daidala

    5. Eiresione and Daphnephoria

    6. The Woods, the Tree, and the Sacrifice

    7. Mother and Daughter: The Crystallization of Greek

    Mythology

    Notes to Chapter I

    Notes to Chapter II

    Notes to Chapter III

    Notes to Chapter IV

    Notes to Chapter V

    Notes to Chapter VI

    Bibliography

    Selected Index