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Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece

Author: Joan Breton Connelly
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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Archaeologist Connelly gives us the first comprehensive cultural history of priestesses in the ancient Greek world. Connelly presents the fullest picture yet of how priestesses lived and worked, from the most famous and sacred of them--the Delphic Oracle and the priestess of Athena Polias--to basket bearers and handmaidens. Along the way, she challenges long-held beliefs to show that priestesses played far more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Breton Connelly
ISBN: 0691127468 9780691127460
OCLC Number: 67728101
Awards: Runner-up for New York Times Notable Book 2007.
Description: xv, 415 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction : time, space, source material, and methods --
Paths to priesthood : preparation, requirements, and acquisition --
Priesthoods of prominence : Athena Polias at Athens, Demeter and Kore at Eleusis, Hera at Argos, and Apollo at Delphi --
Dressing the part : costume, attribute, and mimesis --
The priestess in the sanctuary : implements, portraits, and patronage --
The priestess in action : procession, sacrifice, and benefaction --
Priestly privilege : perquisites, honors, and authority --
Death of the priestess : grave monuments, epitaphs, and public burial --
The end of the line : the coming of Christianity --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Joan Breton Connelly.
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