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Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece, Joan Breton Connelly

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Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece
Title
Portrait of a priestess
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women and ritual in ancient Greece
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Joan Breton Connelly
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Language
eng
Summary
Archaeologist Connelly gives us the first comprehensive cultural history of priestesses in the ancient Greek world. Connelly presents the fullest picture yet of how priestesses lived and worked, from the most famous and sacred of them--the Delphic Oracle and the priestess of Athena Polias--to basket bearers and handmaidens. Along the way, she challenges long-held beliefs to show that priestesses played far more significant public roles in ancient Greece than previously acknowledged. Connelly examines archaeological evidence in the broader context of literary sources, inscriptions, sculpture, and vase painting. The picture that emerges reveals that women in religious office were not as secluded and marginalized as we have thought--that religious office was one arena in ancient Greece where women enjoyed privileges and authority comparable to that of men. Connelly concludes by examining women's roles in early Christianity, taking on the larger issue of the exclusion of women from the Christian priesthood.--From publisher description
Summary
Archaeologist Connelly gives us the first comprehensive cultural history of priestesses in the ancient Greek world. Connelly presents the fullest picture yet of how priestesses lived and worked, from the most famous and sacred of them--the Delphic Oracleand the priestess of Athena Polias--to basket bearers and handmaidens. Along the way, she challenges long-held beliefs to show that priestesses played far more significant public roles in ancient Greece than previously acknowledged. Connelly examines archaeological evidence in the broader context of literary sources, inscriptions, sculpture, and vase painting. The picture that emerges reveals that women in religious office were not as secluded and marginalized as we have thought--that religious office was one arena in ancient Greece where women enjoyed privileges and authority comparable to that of men. Connelly concludes by examining women's roles in early Christianity, taking on the larger issue of the exclusion of women from the Christian priesthood.--From publisher description
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New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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226349
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1954-
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Connelly, Joan Breton
Dewey number
292.6/10820938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL795.W65
LC item number
C66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greece
  • Women and religion
  • Women priests
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Priesteressen
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Griekenland
Target audience
adult
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women and ritual in ancient Greece
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Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece, Joan Breton Connelly
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-381) and indexes
Contents
Introduction : time, space, source material, and methods -- Paths to priesthood : preparation, requirements, and acquisition -- Priesthoods of prominence : Athena Polias at Athens, Demeter and Kore at Eleusis, Hera at Argos, and Apollo at Delphi -- Dressing the part : costume, attribute, and mimesis -- The priestess in the sanctuary : implements, portraits, and patronage -- The priestess in action : procession, sacrifice, and benefaction -- Priestly privilege : perquisites, honors, and authority -- Death of the priestess : grave monuments, epitaphs, and public burial -- The end of the line : the coming of Christianity -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm67728101
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 413 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691127460
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013073
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)67728101
Label
Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece, Joan Breton Connelly
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-381) and indexes
Contents
Introduction : time, space, source material, and methods -- Paths to priesthood : preparation, requirements, and acquisition -- Priesthoods of prominence : Athena Polias at Athens, Demeter and Kore at Eleusis, Hera at Argos, and Apollo at Delphi -- Dressing the part : costume, attribute, and mimesis -- The priestess in the sanctuary : implements, portraits, and patronage -- The priestess in action : procession, sacrifice, and benefaction -- Priestly privilege : perquisites, honors, and authority -- Death of the priestess : grave monuments, epitaphs, and public burial -- The end of the line : the coming of Christianity -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm67728101
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 413 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691127460
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013073
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)67728101

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