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The Hymns of Zoroaster


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Preface Note on the pronunciation of Avestan words and names Introduction The Hymns of Zoroaster The First Gatha (Yasna 28-34) The Second Gatha (Yasna 43-46) The Third Gatha (Yasna 47-50) The Fourth Gatha (Yasna 51) The Fifth Gatha (Yasna 53) The Liturgy in Seven Chapters Notes on the Text Bibliography

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A new translation of the foundation texts of the Zoroastrian religion, the Gathas (songs) composed by Zoraster himself, together with the Liturgy in seven chapters composed shortly after his death some 2600 years ago.

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M. L. West is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. From 1974-91 he was Professor of Greek at Royal Holloway, University of London. His many books include The Orphic Poems (1983), An Introduction to Greek Metre (1987), Ancient Greek Music (1992) and Indo-European Poetry and Myth (2007).

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