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    DescriptionThis exhibition catalogue, divided into three main sections, is an essential collection of images and descriptions of each of the 155 artifacts of the exhibition, containing also scrutinizing essays on the important role women played in Classical Athens. The first section, "Goddesses and Heroines," introduces the principal female deities of Athens and Attica, in whose cults and festivals women were most actively engaged: Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, and Demeter and her daughter Persephone. The second section, "Women and Ritual," explores the practice of ritual acts such as dances, libations, sacrifices, processions and festivals in which women were active in classical antiquity. Here the critical role of the priestess comes to light, specifically in her function as key-bearer for the temples of the gods. The final section, "Women and the Cycle of Life," looks at how religious rituals defined moments of transition. This section focuses on nuptial rites and wedding banquets but also death, another occasion on which Athenian women took on major responsibilities, such as preparing the deceased for burial and tending the graves of family members. Contributors include, in addition to the editors, Professor Mary Lefkowitz of Wellesley College; Professor Olga Palagia of the University of Athens; Dr. Angelos Delivorrias, director of the Benaki Museum; Professor Michalis Tiverios of the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki; Professor Joan Breton Connelly of New York University; Professor Jenifer Neils of Case Western Reserve University; and Professor John Oakley of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, among others.

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    Worshipping Women
    Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nikolaos Kaltsas, By (author) H. A. Shapiro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 367
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,928 g
    ISBN 13: 9780977659845
    ISBN 10: 0977659844

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    Abridged Dewey: 708
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    color and b/w illus.
    Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (US)
    Imprint name
    Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (US)
    Publication date
    31 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York