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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Quasi - dialogues like the magic ceremony addressed to a “ wheel ” in Theocritus
' Idyll 2 ( lines 15–17 below ) , or the incantation itself in a self - referential mode
in Vergil's Eclogue 8 , emphasize the importance of the utterance : φάρμακα ...
References to magic in work - songs , though cryptic to the modern reader , must
have been perceptible to their contemporary audience.20 Erotic spells offer a
useful comparison , since they too often take the form of a task that must be ...
Faraone ( 2001 , 31–32 ) writes : “ I can understand why a skeptical reader might
hesitate when I juxtapose , for instance , a hymn of Sappho or a Pindaric ode with
a series of much later Greek magical spells from Roman Egypt and North Africa ...
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THE SCANDAL OF WOMENS RITUAL
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