Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean

Maryline G. Parca, Angeliki Tzanetou

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Abstract

Drawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and ritual practices of women in Greek and Roman antiquity helped shape their social and civic identity. Barred from participating in many public arenas, women asserted their presence by performing rituals at festivals and presiding over rites associated with life passages and healing. The essays in this lively and timely volume reveal the central place of women in the religious and ritual practices of the societies of the ancient Mediterranean. Readers interested in religion, women's studies, and classical antiquity will find a unique exploration of the nature and character of women's autonomy within the religious sphere and a full account of women's agency in the public domain.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationBloomington
PublisherIndiana University Press
ISBN (Print)9780253349545, 9780253219381
StatePublished - 2007

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Religion
Ritual Practice
Reader
Rite
Civic Identity
Archaeology
Art History
Gender Studies
Autonomy
Anthropology
Feminism
Women's Studies
Social Identity
Religious Rituals
Religious Life
Religious Practices
Healing
Classical Antiquity
Public Domain
Ritual Theory

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Parca, M. G., & Tzanetou, A. (2007). Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Finding Persephone : Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean. / Parca, Maryline G.; Tzanetou, Angeliki.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2007.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Parca, MG & Tzanetou, A 2007, Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
Parca MG, Tzanetou A. Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.
Parca, Maryline G. ; Tzanetou, Angeliki. / Finding Persephone : Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2007.
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