Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion

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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 ...

Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion 2003, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415319164

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Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion 2001, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415202725

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