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Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece / Joan Breton Connelly.

Joan Breton Connelly, 1954-

Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.

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  • Title:
    Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece / Joan Breton Connelly.
  • Author: Joan Breton Connelly, 1954-
  • Subjects: Women and religion -- Greece; Women priests -- Greece; Greece -- Religion; Greece -- Antiquities; Greece -- History -- 146 B.C.-323 A.D;
    Dewey: 292.610820938
  • Publication Details: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Introduction : time, space, source material, and methods -- Paths to priesthood : preparation, requirements and acquisition -- Priesthoods of prominence : Athena Polias at Athens, Demeter at Eleusis, Hera at Argos, and Apollo at Delphi -- Dressing the part : costume, attribute and impersonation -- The priestess in the sanctuary : implements, portraits, and patronage -- The priestess in action : procession, sacrifice, and benefaction -- Priestly privilege : perquisites, honors, and authority -- Death of the priestess : grave monuments and epitaphs -- The end of the line : the coming of Christianity -- Conclusions.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780691127460 (hbk.) : No price; ISBN 0691127468 (hbk.) : No price; BNB GBA685800; System number: 013572847
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: xv, 415 p. : ill, ; 26 cm.

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