From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins
Sex and Category in Roman ReligioneBook - 1998
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.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 216 p.) : ill.
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK