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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Both of Tertullian's references to the celibate priestesses of Ceres appear in
similar catalogs of pagan priesthoods that observed either marital or virginal
chastity : the flaminica , pontifex maximus , Vestal Virgins , attendants of the
Egyptian bull ...
The chronological gap between classical Greece and these late papyrus
handbooks has , however , been cut at least in half in recent years by the
discovery in Egypt of papyrus fragments of very similar Greek handbooks dating
to the first ...
The Cypriot ritual is structurally similar to the couvade ritual , after all , even in the
absence of a newborn . Bachofen made many of these same connections long
ago , discussing under the heading of primitive adoption rites the myth of ...
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Sources and Methodology
THE SCANDAL OF WOMENS RITUAL
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