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Title: Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion
Contributor(s): Dillon, Matthew Paul  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2002
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1206
Abstract: It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous other rites and cults, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more important than that of men. Women invoked the gods' help in becoming pregnant, venerated the god of wine, worshipped new and exotic deities, used magic for both erotic and pain-relieving purposes, and far more besides.Clear and comprehensive, this volume challenges many stereotypes of Greek women and offers unexpected insights into their experience of religion. With more than fifty illustrations, and translated extracts from contemporary texts, this is an essential resource for the study of women and religion in classical Greece.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London
ISBN: 0415202728
9780415319164
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://www.routledge.com/books/Girls-and-Women-in-Classical-Greek-Religion-isbn9780415319164
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=A4YyVL0sygAC
Extent of Pages: 436
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