“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. Homo Necans has 99 ratings and 5 reviews. David said: What is it about animal sacrifice that makes otherwise staid European scholars and experts on go ap. Burkert, Walter: Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth. University of California Press, , pbk. pp.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jay Michaelson rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Anna rated it it was amazing Jul 09, This was something that it had in common with many if not all ancient religions, including that of the Israelites depicted in the Hebrew Bible.
His studies wed philology and history with methods drawn from anthropology and resemble the work of Jonathan Z. In a first attempt at applying ethology to religious history Burkert confronts the power and effect of tradition in uncovering traces of ancient hunting rituals so motivated in historical animal sacrifice and human sacrifice by his thesis unified as deriving from the same fundamental principle uomo specific historical Greek rituals with relevance to human religious behaviour in general.
Robert Parkerin reviewing Homo Necans for The Times Literary Supplementobserved of Burkert that “boldness of theory and consummate learning are united in him as in few others”. Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism. He thinks ritual is older nefans myth, because it is a form of behavior found even in animals.
Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth
Amanda rated it it was amazing Apr 13, War in the Hebrew Bible: Walter Burkert’s “Homo Necans” Sacrificing Man is an attempt to explain the origins of religious sacrifice by delving deep So much about the ancient Greeks relates well to the modern world: Especially when it comes to domestic animals – since game is almost never sacrificed, anywhere – the problem, really, is you have to raise them, take care of them, tend to their needs – and then kill them.
Andrew rated it really liked it Jan 24, Pelayo rated it really liked it Jul 09, Reality, it seems to me, is simpler: Emily Lin rated it did not like it Sep 27, The prose is quite dense, however interesting the content, making it hard to read long stretches at a time. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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Jul 24, David rated it liked it. Burkert’s thesis is that sacrifice comes out of rituals from the earliest hominid hunters, perhaps even before language arose.
Nevertheless, ritual and myth share several important features: Don’t have an account? At the same time, it has relegated death to the fringes of existence and thought.
Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth by Walter Burkert
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What is it about animal sacrifice that makes otherwise staid European scholars and experts on go ape-shit crazy and start bomo about primal violence and making up strange myths of their own? Trivia About Necams Necans: Joshua rated it liked it Nov 22, Pip rated it really liked it Jul 02, Interpretationen Altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen is a book on ancient Greek religion and mythology by Walter Burkert.
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At the same time, it has relegated death to the fringes of existence and though Excellent research on Greek sacrifice.
Burkert’s Greek Religion is the current, standard handbook on the religions of ancient Greece. For many of these myths, only sketchy details have come down to us, but by comparing them with similar archetypes, Burkert gives the reader a better idea of what might have been behind the stories. Okay that’s putting it crudely.