The Orientalizing Revolution
Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age
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Orientalizing Revolution by Walter Burkert
Book DescriptionThe culture of the ancient Greeks has often been described as emerging like a miracle from a genius of its own, owing practically nothing to its neighbours. Walter Burkert offers a decisive argument against that view, pointing toward a more balanced picture of the archaic period "in which, under the influence of the Semitic East - from writers, craftsmen, merchants, healers - Greek culture began its unique flowering, soon to assume cultural hegemony in the Mediterranean".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674643642
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter Burkert
Savage Energies, Paperback (December 2013)
Uncovers deep connections between the strange nocturnal ritual, in which two virgin girls carried sacred offerings into a cave and later returned with something given to them there, and tribal puberty initiations by linking the festival with the myth of the daughters of Kekrops.
Creation of the Sacred, Paperback (February 1998)
Sacrifice - ranging from the sacrifice of virgins to circumcision to giving up what is most valued - is essential to all religions. Could there be a natural, even biological, reason? This book explores the possibility of natural religion, providing insights into religious thought.
Ancient Mystery Cults, Paperback (July 1989)
The foremost historian of Greek religion providers the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices.
Greek Religion, Paperback (March 1987)» View all books by Walter Burkert
This synthesis of Greek religion aims to provide a structured survey for classical scholars and students, and provides an account of a polytheistic religious system. The text builds up a picture of the current state of knowledge about the religion of the Ancient Greeks.
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Author Biography - Walter Burkert
Walter Burkert is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Zurich.
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