Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean
Drawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and ritual practices of women in Greek and Roman antiquity helped shape their social and civic identity. Barred from participating in many public arenas, women asserted their presence by performing rituals at festivals and presiding over rites associated with life passages and healing. The essays in this lively and timely volume reveal the central place of women in the religious and ritual practices of the societies of the ancient Mediterranean. Readers interested in religion, women's studies, and classical antiquity will find a unique exploration of the nature and character of women's autonomy within the religious sphere and a full account of women's agency in the public domain.
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The traditional formulas used to exorcize it , however , do not drive the womb out
of the body ( as exorcisms usually do ) but rather force it to stay or go back to its
own special place within the lower body of a woman . The discussion illustrates ...
Indeed , demons can be forced to abandon a female body , but the womb cannot
. This allows for an emerging belief that , whereas men and women are randomly
susceptible to illnesses caused by the invasion of a hostile demon , only ...
It would put the seal on the arousal of the female body and achieved intimacy
with Demeter , celebrating her response in a final variant of communitas . Again
on this day there are telling deviations from sacrificial ritual : bailing contrasts with
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Sources and Methodology
THE SCANDAL OF WOMENS RITUAL
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