skip to content
Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"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...
Rating:

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

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

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

Details

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 p. : 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.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

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


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52970183>
library:oclcnum"52970183"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/52970183>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"Claiming a homeland -- Ritual space -- Inventing the center -- The ritual body -- The plague of infertility -- Landscapes of Artemis -- Domesticating Artemis."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793928994>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience"@en
schema:numberOfPages"292"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52970183>
schema:reviewBody""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 ritual efforts, which focused on reproduction and the health of the family, are less visible but were no less significant. Taking a fresh look at the epigraphical evidence for Greek ritual practice in the context of recent studies of landscape and political organization. Susan Guettel Cole illuminates the profoundly gendered nature of Greek cult practice and explains the connections between female rituals and the integrity of the community." "In a rich integration of ancient sources and current theory. Cole brings together the complex evidence for Greek ritual practice. She discusses relevant medical and philosophical theories about the female body, considers Greek ideas about purity, pollution, and ritual purification, and examines in detail the cult of Artemis. Her nuanced study brings into focus issues of ancient Greek ritual concern and demonstrates the social contribution of women's rituals to the sustenance of the polis and the identity of its people."--Jacket."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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