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Mitra-Varuna by Georges Dumézil
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it was amazing
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Mitra-Varuna authored by Georges Dumezil was well written; not dry like many non-fiction books. It read at a moderate pace and had much information about the Indo-European people's ideology. I liked how it attempted to show the earlier point of views and faiths of ancient Romans and Hindus. I found this book fascinating; learned much. I highly recommend this book for those interested in history, Indo-European studies, Hinduism, Roman history, the Rig Veda or anthropology.
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August 10, 2012 – Started Reading
August 10, 2012 – Shelved
August 25, 2012 –
page 128
66.67% "Julius Caesar was very emphatic that the only activities the continental Germanic tribes deigned to take an interest in were war and preparation for war; nothing else counted."
October 12, 2012 –
page 170
88.54% "India, like the West, was no stranger to the theme of the coupled sovereign gods...."
October 28, 2012 – Finished Reading
November 2, 2012 –
page 192
February 3, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites

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