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Description - Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion by Matthew Dillon

Modern scholars have seen women's most important religious activity in classical Greece as their participation in fertility rituals. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging new study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous rites and cults besides such festivals, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more important than that of men. Women invoked the gods for help in becoming pregnant, venerated the god of wine, worshipped exotic gods new to the Greek pantheon, used magic and potions for both erotic and pain-relieving purposes - and far more besides. While traditional scholarship has seen such involvement in religion as 'escapist', Dillon's skilful presentation of the evidence proves that this denigrates women's religiosity, and the real importance which they attached to their mediation with the divine. Clear, coherent, and comprehensive, the volume challenges many stereotypes of ancient Greek women, offering numerous fascinating and unexpected insights. With more than 50 plates, and a wide range of translated extracts from contemporary texts, this is the essential guide to the significance of women in classical Greek religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415202725
ISBN-10: 0415202728
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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