From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins

From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins

Sex and Category in Roman Religion

eBook - 1998
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This work seeks to examine how women in Rome were perceived both by themselves and by men through women's participation in Roman religion, as religious ritual provided the single public arena where women played a significant formal role. It argues that the ritual roles played out by women were vital in defining them sexually and that these sexually defined categories spilled over into other aspects of Roman culture, including political activity. In addition, it looks at the role of women in Roman society, from humble priestesses to aristocrats such as Agrippina and Livia.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
ISBN: 0415132339
0203435478
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 216 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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