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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for the sequence described by Aristophanes . With its progressive stages of dress
from the revealing chitoniskos to the muffled himation , and the attendant aging of
the female from a girl of about seven to a young woman , it is the closest we ...
That the prey is not represented nor the end depicted shifts the focus to the
hunter and her promise , clearly an appropriate aspect in the case of those who
lost their lives so young . The subjects of the Diana portraits are , after all , girls
But an annual ritual practiced in the Cypriot city of Amathous , at least as early as
the Hellenistic period , in which one of the young men lies down and wails and
does the things women in labor do ” ( Plutarch Thes . 20 = Paion FGTH 757 F 2 )
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Sources and Methodology
THE SCANDAL OF WOMENS RITUAL
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