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Finding Persephone : women's rituals in the ancient Mediterranean

Author: Maryline G Parca; Angeliki Tzanetou
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Drawing upon the research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, this work investigates the ways in which the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finding Persephone.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maryline G Parca; Angeliki Tzanetou
ISBN: 9780253349545 0253349540 9780253219381 0253219388
OCLC Number: 122291702
Description: xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ritual and gender : critical perspectives / Angeliki Tzanetou --
Sources and methodology --
The scandal of women's ritual / Deborah Lyons --
Gender and agency --
Looking for the images : representations of girls' rituals in ancient Athens / Jenifer Neils --
Improvising on the Athenian stage : women's ritual practice in drama / Barbara Goff --
Sanctissima femina : social categorization and women's religious experience in the Roman Republic / Celia E. Schultz --
Threat and hope : women's rituals and Civil War in Roman epic / Vassiliki Panoussi --
Performance --
Folk songs as ritual acts : the case of work-songs / Andromache Karanika --
The rise of the demon womb in Greco-Roman antiquity / Christopher A. Faraone --
Thesmophoria and eleusinian mysteries: the fascination of women's secret ritual / Eva Stehle --
Appropriations and adaptations --
Worshipping demeter in ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Maryline Parca --
Nuptiarum sollemnia? : girls' transition to marriage in the Roman jurists / Lauren Caldwell --
Maidens and manhood in the worship of Diana at Nemi / Eve D'Ambra --
Male improvisation in the "women's cult" of Eileithyia on Paros / David D. Leitao --
Early Christian antipathy toward the Greek "women gods" / Kathy L. Gaca.
Series Title: Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Maryline Parca and Angeliki Tzanetou.
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"As the excellent introduction makes clear, there are good reasons why the study of women and religion is an exciting topic at this time." H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University

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