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Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience

Author: Susan Guettel Cole
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2004.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
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"The division of land and consolidation of territory that created the Greek polis also divided sacred from productive space, sharpened distinctions between purity and pollution and created a ritual system premised on gender difference. Regional sanctuaries ameliorated competition between city-states, publicized the results of competitive rituals for males, and encourage judicial alternatives to violence. Female  Read more...
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Named Person: Artemis, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Guettel Cole
ISBN: 0520235444 9780520235441
OCLC Number: 52970183
Description: xiv, 292 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Claiming a homeland --
Ritual space --
Inventing the center --
The ritual body --
The plague of infertility --
Landscapes of Artemis --
Domesticating Artemis.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Susan Guettel Cole.
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Taking a fresh look at the epigraphical evidence for Greek ritual practice in the context of studies of landscape and political organization, this work illuminates the profoundly gendered nature of  Read more...

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