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Finding Persephone : women's rituals in the ancient Mediterranean

Author: Maryline G Parca; Angeliki Tzanetou
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon the research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, this work investigates the ways in which the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finding Persephone.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608162653
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maryline G Parca; Angeliki Tzanetou
ISBN: 9780253349545 0253349540 9780253219381 0253219388
OCLC Number: 122291702
Description: xiv, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ritual and gender : critical perspectives / Angeliki Tzanetou --
Sources and methodology --
The scandal of women's ritual / Deborah Lyons --
Gender and agency --
Looking for the images : representations of girls' rituals in ancient Athens / Jenifer Neils --
Improvising on the Athenian stage : women's ritual practice in drama / Barbara Goff --
Sanctissima femina : social categorization and women's religious experience in the Roman Republic / Celia E. Schultz --
Threat and hope : women's rituals and Civil War in Roman epic / Vassiliki Panoussi --
Performance --
Folk songs as ritual acts : the case of work-songs / Andromache Karanika --
The rise of the demon womb in Greco-Roman antiquity / Christopher A. Faraone --
Thesmophoria and eleusinian mysteries: the fascination of women's secret ritual / Eva Stehle --
Appropriations and adaptations --
Worshipping demeter in ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Maryline Parca --
Nuptiarum sollemnia? : girls' transition to marriage in the Roman jurists / Lauren Caldwell --
Maidens and manhood in the worship of Diana at Nemi / Eve D'Ambra --
Male improvisation in the "women's cult" of Eileithyia on Paros / David D. Leitao --
Early Christian antipathy toward the Greek "women gods" / Kathy L. Gaca.
Series Title: Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Maryline Parca and Angeliki Tzanetou.
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"As the excellent introduction makes clear, there are good reasons why the study of women and religion is an exciting topic at this time." H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University

 
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