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Savage Energies - a book by Burkert, Walter

Savage Energies

Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece

Savage Energies( )
Author: Burkert, Walter
Translator: Bing, Peter
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.00
Book Description:

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, there were archaic, savage forces surging beneath the outwardly calm face of classical Greece, whose potentially violent and destructive energies, Burkert argues, were harnessed to constructive ends through the interlinked uses of myth and ritual. For example, in a much-cited essay on the...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.449 Pounds

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