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I'll check it out, then. Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 15/09/2009 06:46:30 PM
I am noting his use of epiteths because there is all too much conflating going on when people talk about Greek mythology. There is an assumption that Zeus is Zeus and Apollon is Apollon. Burkert makes the distinctions explicit.

That's refreshing, to say the least.

As I said, I find it hard to evaluate the book properly, but it was assigned as the main course text when I took Ancient Greek and Roman Religion at University some five or so years ago. He has a very historical approach, which I like; but compared to newer approaches to religion, there is little focus on sociology and feminism. Then, again, that is part of the reason why I like it.

Nice. I'll ask my professors about it. Danke.
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/Non-fiction: Greek Religion by Walter Burkert - 15/09/2009 05:50:14 PM 5199 Views
"He solves the problem of designation by assigning them epithets" - not unlike the ancients, then - 15/09/2009 06:29:57 PM 1412 Views
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I'll check it out, then. - 15/09/2009 06:46:30 PM 1507 Views

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