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    DescriptionComprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins' ritual function in Roman religion. Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals' virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a solution to the problem of the Vestals' peculiar legal status in ancient Rome. Addressing the one official state priesthood open to women at Rome, this volume explores and analyzes a range of topics including: the rituals enacted by priestesses (both the public rituals performed in connection with official state rites and festivals and the private rites associated only with the order itself) the division and interface between religion, state and family structure the Vestals' participation in rights that were outside the sphere of traditional female activity. New and insightful, this investigation of one of the most important state cults in ancient Rome is an essential addition to the bookshelves of all those interested in Roman religion, history and culture.


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    Title
    Rome's Vestal Virgins
    Subtitle
    A Study of Rome's Vestal Priestesses in the Late Republic and Early Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Lorsch Wildfang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415397964
    ISBN 10: 0415397960
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 292.61
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.6/1
    LC classification: BL815.V4 W55 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robin Lorsch Wildfang is Project coordinator for Studenterkurset i Sonderjylland.
    Table of contents
    1. Within the Aedes Vestae 2. The Vestals in Public 3. Vestal Initiation - The Rite of Captio 4. The Vestals' Virginity 5. The Vestals' Legal and Financial Position 6. The Vestals in the Romans' History 7. The Vestals in Roman History. Conclusion. Appendix A: Latin and Greek Texts. Appendix B: List of Known Vestals.