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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As in so many cultures , Greek and Roman gender ideology closely associates
women with fertility - not only human fertility and childbearing , but also the
burgeoning of nature in all its animal and vegetative forms.18 This complex of ...
The flawed ritual , along with the confusion of marriage and funeral rites ,
highlights the deeply disturbing nature of their fervor to participate in civil war .
Cato and Marcia's mirroring thus adds the blurring of gender lines to the epic's
Male is now to nature as female is to culture . Zeus has somehow appropriated
the privileged natural subject position in childbirth without having to undergo the
emasculating pregnancies that led to the births of Dionysus and Athena .
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Sources and Methodology
THE SCANDAL OF WOMENS RITUAL
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