Walter F. Otto

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Walter Friedrich Gustav Hermann Otto (22 June 1874 – 23 September 1958) was a German classical philologist particularly known for his work on the meaning and legacy of Greek religion and mythology.

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(in German unless noted otherwise)

  • Der Geist der Antike und die christliche Welt, Bonn, 1923.
  • Die Manen oder Von den Urformen des Totenglaubens, Berlin-Heidelberg: Julius Springer, 1923, IA, PDF; Tübingen, 1958; Darmstadt, 1983.
  • Dionysos. Mythos und Kultus, Frankfurt am Main, 1933; 1996.
    • Dionysus: Myth and Cult, trans. Robert B. Palmer, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1965, IA, PDF. (English)
    • Διόνυσος. Μύθος και Λατρεία, trans. Θεόδωρος Λουπασάκης, Athena: Εκδόσεις του Εικοστού Πρώτου, 1991, PDF. (Greek)
  • Die Götter Griechenlands. Das Bild des Göttlichen im Spiegel des griechischen Geistes, Bonn, 1929; 5th edition, Frankfurt: G. Scchulte-Bulmke, 1961.
    • The Homeric Gods. The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion, trans. Moses Hadas, 1954; reprint, Boston, 1964. (English)
    • Les Dieux de la Grece. La figure du divin au miroir de l'esprit, trans. Claude-Nicolas Grimbert and Armel Morgant, Paris, 1981; Paris: Payot, 1993, IA. (French)
    • Les dieux de la Grèce, trans. Claude-Nicolas Grimbert and Armel Morgant, Paris: Payot, 1993, PDF. (French)
    • Zeii Greciei. Imaginea divinităţii în spiritualitatea greacă, trans. Ileana Snagveanu-Spiegelberg, Bucharest: Humanitas, 1995, PDF, IA, PDF. Review (Romanian)
    • Los dioses de Grecia, trans. Rodolfo Berge and Adolfo Murguía Zuriarrain, Madrid: Siruela, 2003, PDF. (Spanish)
    • Gli dèi della Grecia. L’immagine del divino nello specchio dello spirito greco, trans. Giovanna Federici Airoldi, Milan: Adelphi, 2004; 2nd edition, Firenze: Adelphi, 2014, IA, PDF. (Italian)
  • Theophania. Der Geist der altgriechischen Religion, Hamburg: Rowohlt, PDF-Excerpts, 1959, reprint, Frankfurt, 1993.
  • Mythos und Welt, Stuttgart, 1962.
  • Das Wort der Antike, Stuttgart, 1962.
  • Die Wirklichkeit der Götter. Von der Unzerstörbarkeit der griechischen Weltsicht, hg. von Ernesto Grassi, Reinbek bei Hamburg 1963.
  • Epikur, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1975.
    • Epicuro, trans. Erich Lassmann Klee, Madrid: Editorial Sexto Piso, 2005, 2006, IA. (Spanish)

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