Homo Necans: The Anthropology Of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual And Myth by Walter BurkertHomo Necans: The Anthropology Of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual And Myth by Walter Burkert

Homo Necans: The Anthropology Of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual And Myth

byWalter BurkertTranslated byPeter Bing

Paperback | November 20, 1986

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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.
Title:Homo Necans: The Anthropology Of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual And MythFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:November 20, 1986Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520058755

ISBN - 13:9780520058750

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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