Savage Energies (Hardcover)
Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece
University of Chicago Press, 9780226080857, 152pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2001
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For example, in a much-cited essay on the Athenian religious festival of the Arrephoria, Burkert uncovers deep connections between this strange nocturnal ritual, in which two virgin girls carried sacred offerings into a cave and later returned with something given to them there, and tribal puberty initiations by linking the festival with the myth of the daughters of Kekrops. Other chapters explore the origins of tragedy in blood sacrifice; the role of myth in the ritual of the new fire on Lemnos; the ties between violence, the Athenian courts, and the annual purification of the divine image; and how failed political propaganda entered the realm of myth at the time of the Persian Wars.
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Praise For Savage Energies: Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece…
— Pier Giorgio Solinas
— Eva Stehle
— Birger A. Pearson
— Harold Tarrant