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xxv, 334 p.,  p. of plates : ill. Translation of: Homo necans. Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 301-307.
Homo necans is a book on Ancient Greek religion and mythology by Walter book's core thesis is that when paleolithic man became a hunter, in spite of the generally omnivore orientation of the great apes, lack of a predator instinct was made up for by turning patterns of intra-species aggression against the prey. Thus, the animals hunted by ancient man automatically acquired aspects. Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth: Walter Burkert, Peter Bing: Books - 4/5(1).
Homo Necans. Westin Journal of Hellenic Studiesremarked that the book was “an exceptional intellectual experience”. Nada Samman rated it it was amazing There are no discussion topics on this book . The next book was a study of Greek sacrifice entitled Homo Necans (“Man the Killer”), in grim parody of Johan Huizinga’s study of the play element in culture, Homo Ludens.
Homo Necans (Paperback) The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth. By Walter Burkert, Peter Bing (Translated by). University of California Press, , pp. Publication Date: Novem Other Editions of This Title. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. HOMO NECANS: ANTHROPOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREEK SACRIFICIAL RITUAL AND MYTH By Walter Burkert - Hardcover *Excellent Condition*.
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Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth. by Walter Burkert (Author), Peter Bing (Translator) out of 5 stars 9 ratings. ISBN Cited by: "Homo Necans" greatly increased my understanding of Greek mythology, and of humanity's former reliance on sacrificial rituals.
But it was a difficult book to read. The prose is quite dense, however interesting the content, making it hard to read long stretches at a time/5. Ships from and sold by Bronze Classics. Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth by Walter Burkert () Paperback – /5(9).
For example, his study of Greek sacrifice, Homo necans, roots the practice of sacrifice in the biological necessity faced by prehistoric hunting groups that killed to survive. Burkert suggests that this necessary, aggressive behavior gave rise to anxiety, but through the practice of sacrifice the unavoidable aggression, which otherwise threatened to destroy society, was redirected to its promotion instead/5(2).
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Homo Necans is arguably one of the most stimulating pieces of scholarly writing that have ever been produced – and reading it almost fifty years after its first publication, while humanity is put to the test in view of a global health crisis, is illuminating and thought-provoking.
Homo Necans by Walter Burkert – Paperback – University of California Press. Walter Burkert’s “Homo Necans” Sacrificing Man is an attempt to explain the origins nwcans religious sacrifice by delving deep into prehistory.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Walter Burkert, in his learned, wide-ranging and richly documented book Homo Necans: the anthropology of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual and myth (), begins from the premise: Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Volume 8, 97 98 Margaret Alexiou It is increasingly difficult to separate Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Eurasian elements [sc.
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In this sense it is radically historical, and factual. the translation, I have only been able to rework the ototrography and notes to a limited extent. There are many ways to define what it means to be human—a “political animal” (Aristotle), a “thinking monkey” (homo sapiens, Linnaeus), even a “killer” (homo necans, Burkhardt)—but.
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Although scholarly and very well-documented, his books are generally well-written and readable; Homo Necans is no exception. In the following I will summarize its major theses, but the book offers much additional information, as well as a wealth of supporting documentation.
Homo Necans by Walter Burkert,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The start of a new era began in when his work of ancient Greek religious anthropology, Homo Necans (), was published in an Italian translation, followed in by an English translation.
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Got this during my master's, but never really used except to pull a few quotes. So book is basically still brand now. Shipped with USPS Media Rating: % positive.Civic Rites is a novel and fascinating course through a seemingly well-known field."--Walter Burkert, author of Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth "In equal measures intelligent, accessible, and well-informed, this book provides a contemporary introduction to classical Athenian religious practices and.