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The orientalizing revolution : Near Eastern influence on Greek culture in the early archaic age

Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1992.
Series: Revealing antiquity, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third printing, 1997View all editions and formats
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The rich and splendid culture of the ancient Greeks has often been described as emerging like a miracle from a genius of its own, owing practically nothing to its neighbors. Walter Burkert offers a decisive argument against that distorted view, replacing it with a balanced picture of the archaic period "in which, under the influence of the Semitic East, Greek culture began its unique flowering, soon to assume  Read more...
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Burkert, Walter, 1931-2015.
Orientalizing revolution.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)988741568
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Burkert
ISBN: 0674643631 9780674643635
OCLC Number: 25508698
Notes: Translation of: Die orientalisierende Epoche in der griechischen Religion und Literatur.
Description: 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Who are public workers" : the migrant craftsmen. Historical background ; Oriental products in Greece ; Writing and literature in the eighth century ; The problem of loan-words --
"A seer or a healer" : magic and medicine. "Craftsmen of the sacred" : mobility and family structure ; Hepatoscopy ; Foundation deposits ; Purification ; Spirits of the dead and black magic ; Substitute sacrifice ; Asclepius and Asgelatas ; Ecstatic divination ; Lamashtu, Lamia, and Gorgo --
"Or also a godly singer" : Akkadian and early Greek literature. From Atrahasis to the "Deception of Zeus" ; Complaint in heaven : Ishtar and Aphrodite ; The overpopulated earth ; Seven against Thebes ; Common style and stance in Oriental and Greek epic ; Fables ; Magic and cosmogony.
Series Title: Revealing antiquity, 5.
Other Titles: Orientalisierende Epoche in der griechischen Religion und Literatur.
Responsibility: Walter Burkert ; translated by Walter Burkert and Margaret E. Pinder.

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The culture of the ancient Greeks has often been seen as owing practically nothing to its neighbours. This work argues against this view, and, focusing on the period between 750 and 650 BC,  Read more...

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