Walter Burkert


Born
in Neuendettelsau, Germany
February 02, 1931

Died
March 11, 2015

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Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult. Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, he taught in the UK and the US.

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Greek Religion

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Ancient Mystery Cults

3.81 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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Homo Necans: The Anthropolo...

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The Orientalizing Revolutio...

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Creation of the Sacred: Tra...

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Violent Origins: Walter Bur...

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Structure and History in Gr...

3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Babylon, Memphis, Persepoli...

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Savage Energies: Lessons of...

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De Homero a los Magos: La t...

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More books by Walter Burkert…
“What the myth founds is a double existence between the upper world and the underworld: a dimension of death is introduced into life, and a dimension of life is introduced into death.”
Walter Burkert, Greek Religion

“Culture is not a plant sprouting from its seed in isolation; it is a continuous process of learning guided by curiosity along with practical needs and interests. It grows especially from a willingness to learn from what is 'other', what is strange and foreign.”
Walter Burkert

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