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The Athenian Adonia in Context - The Adonis Festival as Cultural Practice (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,499
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The Athenian Adonia in Context - The Adonis Festival as Cultural Practice (Hardcover): Laurialan Reitzammer

The Athenian Adonia in Context - The Adonis Festival as Cultural Practice (Hardcover)

Laurialan Reitzammer

Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics

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Ancient sources and modern scholars have often represented the Athenian festival of Adonis as a marginal and faintly ridiculous private women's ritual. Seeds were planted each year in pots and, once sprouted, carried to the rooftops, where women lamented the death of Aphrodite's youthful consort Adonis. Laurialan Reitzammer resourcefully examines a wide array of surviving evidence about the Adonia, arguing for its symbolic importance in fifth- and fourth-century Athenian culture as an occasion for gendered commentary on mainstream Athenian practices. Reitzammer uncovers correlations of the Adonia to Athenian wedding rituals and civic funeral oration and provides illuminating evidence that the festival was a significant cultural template for such diverse works as Aristophanes' drama Lysistrata and Plato's dialogue Phaedrus. Her fresh approach is a timely contribution to studies of the ways gender and sexuality intersect with religion and ritual in ancient Greece.

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Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Release date: May 2016
Authors: Laurialan Reitzammer
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-30820-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-299-30820-0
Barcode: 9780299308209

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