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DUMÉZIL, Georges. The Destiny of the Warrior. Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (1970). First American Printing. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),-168. 8vo, red cloth with gilt initials to front and gilt lettering to spine. "The first part of the study shows that the myths ofthe Indian warrior god Indra are similar in intention, outline, and in som e important details to the legends of the reign of the Roman warrior king Tullius Hostilius. In the second part, comparing Indian, Scandinavian, and Greek tradition, Dumézil takes up the epic theme of three sins committed successively by the warrior, the last sin involving annihilation or voluntary death. Part Three illuminates, through Armenian, Scandinavian, Irish and Gallic parallels, a number of a characteristics of the Indra myths and those of one of Indra's Zoroastrian substitutes, the genius of victory." - from the dj. Small bump to fore-edge of front board, else vg in crisp dj. 30.00
Title: Destiny of the Warrior. Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel in dj.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1970, ISBN:0226169685:
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