Demeter, Isis, Vesta, and Cybele

Demeter, Isis, Vesta, and Cybele : Studies in Greek and Roman Religion in Honour of Giulia Sfameni Gasparro


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Foreign cults of female divinities were often accepted among different cultures and female cults were often reshaped after new models. The transcultural nature of many goddesses and the related problems are at the core of this book, which is dedicated to a prominent scholar in this field, G. Sfameni Gasparro. Social, political and cultural factors are especially taken into account in order to explain different iconographies, names, and kinds of worship which were adopted for goddesses in different areas and times. The multifaceted nature of many female cults is focussed thanks to different methodologies, according to the topics which are investigated.

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 18mm | 439.98g
  • Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
  • StuttgartGermany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 351510075X
  • 9783515100755
  • 2,081,067

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"These studies edited by Attilio Mastrocinque and Concetta Giuffre Scibona present a high level of scholarship. The publication has a good selection of illustrations, and the volume provides scholars with new and original assumptions....[...]As always in the case of Franz Steiner Verlag, the book is a quality publication..."--Andrzej Gillmeister, University of Zielona Gora"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (12/01/2012)"

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