Introduction to Mythology


Walter Burkert (Born 1931)



Burkert Is a German Classical Philologist Who Advocates a Structuralist Theory of Mythology.

He Analyzes Mythology as a Complex System of Interrelated Parts.

Greek Myths and Legends Are Analyzed for:

1) Biological Explanations;

2) Psychological Explanations;

3) Sociological Explanations.

Research Focus Is on Ancient Greek Religion.

His Principal Books Are: Homo Necans (1972), Greek Religion (1977), and Ancient Mystery Cults (1987).


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