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Walter Burkert [r]: Scholar of Greek religion and mythology, sometimes called a neo-ritualist, whose work builds on structuralism and who traced ritual behaviors and mythic patterns to biological causes. Source: Elizabeth Vandiver, Classics scholar, authority on Greek mythology as well as Greek tragedy, Iliad, Odyssey, the Aeneid, Homer, Virgil. From her course Classical Mythology for The Teaching Company.