Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens

Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens


By (author) Nikolaos Kaltsas, By (author) H. Alan Shapiro


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  • Publisher: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 367 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 297mm x 25mm | 1,928g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0977659844
  • ISBN 13: 9780977659845
  • Illustrations note: color and b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 1,091,010

Product description

Contains essays on the important role women played in Classical Athens. This title 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. It looks at how religious rituals defined moments of transition.

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