A Grammar of Epic Sanskrit (Indian Philology and South Asian by Thomas Oberlies

By Thomas Oberlies

The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of info. either texts nonetheless are of an immense value in India and different international locations. due to this, a grammar describing all of the diversified features of epic Sanskrit has been overlooked previously. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.

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HOMERIC SOCIETY 16 and as a result, these "lower" peoples, well-represented by the Greeks, did not die out, nor were they thrown allowed to take their natural course, bewilderment, but lived on into a splendid into national future. In those days the social and moral systems of he might was impolitic enough to display his feelings, nor had he any thought of attempting to alter them in a proselytising spirit. his customers were nothing to the trader ; despise them, but he never There were no souls to be saved, no " ideals," social or other, to be realised, if necessary through perseSystems of marriage, propcution and bloodshed.

This vineyard and orchard are, of course, in large part fanciful they belong to that class of creations ; which are based on slight knowledge and report, and point to the Phoenicians and the East as the This view is also oriein of tree and vine-culture. supported by the fact that orchards and vineyards clun" to the sea-coast and were found chiefly in those spots where Phoenician influences might have The towns been strongly at work. ^ were a mark inferior vines of itself, or As superior vines and orchards an Eastern and a lack segregated barbarians.

V, 488-490; xx, 123 ff. See p. 58 below for the general development of ; ; ; ; chanical processes, 6 A further. , 182 IX, 213 ff; 1,466. XVIII, 346-349 XXI, 362-364 ; 4 ; cf. ff tools, passim. Lippert, I, 347 ff. ^ This have been the only cooking-vessel used; and, probably because it saved the blood and fat, seems to the method was highly esteemed. MANUFACTURES The influence other nations upon Greece in of the matter of the arts and their products has been In Homer's period, foreign pro- sketched above.

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