Coverart for item
The Resource Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience, Susan Guettel Cole

Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience, Susan Guettel Cole

Label
Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience
Title
Landscapes, gender, and ritual space
Title remainder
the ancient Greek experience
Statement of responsibility
Susan Guettel Cole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The division of land and consolidation of territory that created the Greek polis also divided sacred from productive space, sharpened distinctions between purity and pollution and created a ritual system premised on gender difference. Regional sanctuaries ameliorated competition between city-states, publicized the results of competitive rituals for males, and encourage judicial alternatives to violence. Female ritual efforts, which focused on reproduction and the health of the family, are less visible but were no less significant. Taking a fresh look at the epigraphical evidence for Greek ritual practice in the context of recent studies of landscape and political organization. Susan Guettel Cole illuminates the profoundly gendered nature of Greek cult practice and explains the connections between female rituals and the integrity of the community." "In a rich integration of ancient sources and current theory. Cole brings together the complex evidence for Greek ritual practice. She discusses relevant medical and philosophical theories about the female body, considers Greek ideas about purity, pollution, and ritual purification, and examines in detail the cult of Artemis. Her nuanced study brings into focus issues of ancient Greek ritual concern and demonstrates the social contribution of women's rituals to the sustenance of the polis and the identity of its people."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Susan Guettel
Dewey number
292.3/5
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL795.W65
LC item number
C65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artemis
  • Women
  • Sacred space
  • Greece
Label
Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience, Susan Guettel Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Claiming a homeland -- Ritual space -- Inventing the center -- The ritual body -- The plague of infertility -- Landscapes of Artemis -- Domesticating Artemis
Control code
52970183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780520235441
Lccn
2003018995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Landscapes, gender, and ritual space : the ancient Greek experience, Susan Guettel Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Claiming a homeland -- Ritual space -- Inventing the center -- The ritual body -- The plague of infertility -- Landscapes of Artemis -- Domesticating Artemis
Control code
52970183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780520235441
Lccn
2003018995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...