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Greek Religion by Walter BurkertIn this book Walter Burkert, the most eminent living historian of ancient Greek religion, has produced the standard work for our time on that subject. First published in German in 1977, it has now been translated into English with the assistance of the author himself. A clearly structured and readable survey for students and scholars, it will be welcomed as the best modern account of any polytheistic religious system.
Burkert draws on archaeological discoveries, insights from other disciplines, and inscriptions in Linear B to reconstruct the practices and beliefs of the Minoan–Mycenaean age. The major part of his book is devoted to the archaic and classical epochs. He describes the various rituals of sacrifice and libation and explains Greek beliefs about purification. He investigates the inspiration behind the great temples at Olympia, Delphi, Delos, and the Acropolis—discussing the priesthood, sanctuary, and oracles. Considerable attention is given to the individual gods, the position of the heroes, and beliefs about the afterlife. The different festivals are used to illuminate the place of religion in the society of the city-state. The mystery cults, at Eleusis and among the followers of Bacchus and Orpheus, are also set in that context. The book concludes with an assessment of the great classical philosophers’ attitudes to religion.
Insofar as possible, Burkert lets the evidence—from literature and legend, vase paintings and archaeology—speak for itself; he elucidates the controversies surrounding its interpretation without glossing over the enigmas that remain. Throughout, the notes (updated for the English-language edition) afford a wealth of further references as the text builds up its coherent picture of what is known of the religion of ancient Greece.
Was the Author of "The Three Musketeers" Black?
Three Musketeers was written by a Black man
But France released him from service without a pension. When he died at 37, he left his wife and Alexandre, 4, in poverty. He was a prolific writer, producing novels full of swashbucklers and adventure, in addition to plays, travel guides and even a encyclopedia-style cookbook. His books sold very well and he became wealthy. But Alexandre was quite the bon vivant in cafe Paris. Giuseppe Verdi based his world-famous opera, La Traviata , on this play.
Alexandre Dumas also known as Alexandre Dumas pere (French for 'father'), was a French writer. including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman, and Marie-Cessette Dumas, a black slave.
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Amazing Fact About the Negro No. It turns out that this happens to be true: Alexandre Dumas was both a Frenchman and a black man, and retelling his story reinforces the more important point that imagination should not be shackled by skin color. I mentioned then that Gen. And that son would become one of the most influential writers in history. In fact, when I mention Dumas and Russian writer Alexander Pushkin in the introductory lecture to a course I teach at Harvard University with Lawrence Bobo, our students appear shocked to learn that both had black ancestry. Dumas, growing up in poverty, also was convinced that the vengeful Napoleon had blocked his admission to any military school or civilian college, according to Reiss.
I wondered why? Yes… you can paint it all you want… he was of African descent: he was Black! Just look at his hair! He was actually Haitian, the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave. See… they hide this to you in the classroom. Alexandre Dumas was born in in Picardy, France. By the time Alexandre was born, his family was very poor.