skip to content
The Athenian Adonia in context : the Adonis festival as cultural practice Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Athenian Adonia in context : the Adonis festival as cultural practice

Author: Laurialan Reitzammer
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Ancient sources and modern scholars have often represented the Athenian festival of Adonis as a marginal and faintly ridiculous private women's ritual. Seeds were planted each year in pots and, once sprouted, carried to the rooftops, where women lamented the death of Aphrodite's youthful consort Adonis. Laurialan Reitzammer resourcefully examines a wide array of surviving evidence about the Adonia, arguing for its  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Prayers and devotions
Named Person: Adonis, (Greek deity); Adonis, (Greek deity); Adonis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurialan Reitzammer
ISBN: 9780299308209 0299308200
OCLC Number: 925426481
Description: xii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Responsibility: Laurialan Reitzammer.

Abstract:

A fresh examination of a marginalized women's festival that influenced Athenian art, drama, philosophy, and public institutions.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Uncovers remarkable and unsuspected depths in the works of such figures as Aristophanes and Plato. This is the most compelling and sophisticated study available of any single Athenian ritual and the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/925426481> # The Athenian Adonia in context : the Adonis festival as cultural practice
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "925426481" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/wiu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/rites_and_ceremonies> ; # Rites and ceremonies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Person/adonis_greek_deity> ; # (Greek deity) Adonis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/rites_and_ceremonies_greece_athens> ; # Rites and ceremonies--Greece--Athens
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Place/greece_athens> ; # Greece--Athens.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/festivals_greece_athens> ; # Festivals--Greece--Athens
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/kult> ; # Kult
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Place/athen> ; # Athen
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Place/athens_greece> ; # Athens (Greece)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/manners_and_customs> ; # Manners and customs
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/292.136/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/festivals> ; # Festivals
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Person/reitzammer_laurialan> ; # Laurialan Reitzammer
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2016" ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "Ancient sources and modern scholars have often represented the Athenian festival of Adonis as a marginal and faintly ridiculous private women's ritual. Seeds were planted each year in pots and, once sprouted, carried to the rooftops, where women lamented the death of Aphrodite's youthful consort Adonis. Laurialan Reitzammer resourcefully examines a wide array of surviving evidence about the Adonia, arguing for its symbolic importance in fifth- and fourth-century Athenian culture as an occasion for gendered commentary on mainstream Athenian practices. Reitzammer uncovers correlations of the Adonia to Athenian wedding rituals and civic funeral oration and provides illuminating evidence that the festival was a significant cultural template for such diverse works as Aristophanes' drama Lysistrata and Plato's dialogue Phaedrus. Her fresh approach is a timely contribution to studies of the ways gender and sexuality intersect with religion and ritual in ancient Greece."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2765097871> ;
    schema:genre "Prayers and devotions"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Series/wisconsin_studies_in_classics> ; # Wisconsin studies in classics.
    schema:name "The Athenian Adonia in context : the Adonis festival as cultural practice"@en ;
    schema:productID "925426481" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780299308209> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/925426481> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Person/adonis_greek_deity> # (Greek deity) Adonis
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:givenName "Adonis" ;
    schema:name "(Greek deity) Adonis" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Person/reitzammer_laurialan> # Laurialan Reitzammer
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Reitzammer" ;
    schema:givenName "Laurialan" ;
    schema:name "Laurialan Reitzammer" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Place/athens_greece> # Athens (Greece)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Athens (Greece)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Place/greece_athens> # Greece--Athens.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Greece--Athens." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Series/wisconsin_studies_in_classics> # Wisconsin studies in classics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/925426481> ; # The Athenian Adonia in context : the Adonis festival as cultural practice
    schema:name "Wisconsin studies in classics." ;
    schema:name "Wisconsin studies in classics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/festivals_greece_athens> # Festivals--Greece--Athens
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Festivals--Greece--Athens"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/manners_and_customs> # Manners and customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Manners and customs"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/rites_and_ceremonies> # Rites and ceremonies
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Rites and ceremonies"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2765097871#Topic/rites_and_ceremonies_greece_athens> # Rites and ceremonies--Greece--Athens
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Rites and ceremonies--Greece--Athens"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780299308209>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0299308200" ;
    schema:isbn "9780299308209" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.