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"He solves the problem of designation by assigning them epithets" - not unlike the ancients, then Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 15/09/2009 06:29:57 PM
Interesting. I'm not entirely sure how revolutionary the distinguishing of gods/cults by use of epithet is, since it's fairly well documented by the Romans themselves (I can't speak to the Greeks, but I assume it was so with them as well EDIT: Wait, yes I can. Pallas Athena; never mind). Maybe revolutionary in a modern context.

In any case, a book that essentially practices reverse syncretism would be very interesting. How has it aged, though? As you note, '77 was quite a while ago.
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This message last edited by Ghavrel on 15/09/2009 at 06:30:56 PM
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/Non-fiction: Greek Religion by Walter Burkert - 15/09/2009 05:50:14 PM 4158 Views
"He solves the problem of designation by assigning them epithets" - not unlike the ancients, then - 15/09/2009 06:29:57 PM 942 Views
Re: - not unlike the ancients, then -- no, but unlike a lot of moderns - 15/09/2009 06:35:50 PM 882 Views
I'll check it out, then. - 15/09/2009 06:46:30 PM 1037 Views

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