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From Good Goddess to vestal virgins : sex and category in Roman religion, Ariadne Staples

Label
From Good Goddess to vestal virgins : sex and category in Roman religion
Title
From Good Goddess to vestal virgins
Title remainder
sex and category in Roman religion
Statement of responsibility
Ariadne Staples
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The role of women in Roman culture and society was a paradoxical one. On the one hand they enjoyed social, material and financial independence and on the other hand they were denied basic constitutional rights. Roman history is not short of powerful female figures, such as Agrippina and Livia, yet their power stemmed from their associations with great men and was not officially recognised. Ariadne Staples' book examines how women in Rome were perceived both by themselves and by men through women's participation in Roman religion, as Roman religious ritual provided the single public arena where women played a significant formal role. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins 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. Ariadne Staples provides an arresting and original analysis of the role of women in Roman society, which challenges traditionally held views and provokes further questions
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staples, Ariadne
Dewey number
292.07/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL815.W6
LC item number
S73 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and religion
  • Rome
  • Women
  • Rome
  • Religion
  • Women
  • Religion and Sex
  • RELIGION
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Manners and customs
  • Religion
  • Women
  • Women and religion
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Vrouwen
  • Godsdienst
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Religiao da antiguidade
  • Historia antiga
  • Historia antiga
  • Femmes et religion
  • Femmes
  • Religion romaine
  • Rome
Label
From Good Goddess to vestal virgins : sex and category in Roman religion, Ariadne Staples
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The cult of Bona Dea -- Part II. The cults of Ceres and Flora -- Part III. Venus' role in Roman religion -- Part IV. The vestals and Rome
Control code
52421168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415132336
Lccn
97007381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52421168
Label
From Good Goddess to vestal virgins : sex and category in Roman religion, Ariadne Staples
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The cult of Bona Dea -- Part II. The cults of Ceres and Flora -- Part III. Venus' role in Roman religion -- Part IV. The vestals and Rome
Control code
52421168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415132336
Lccn
97007381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52421168

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