Finding Persephone : women's rituals in the ancient Mediterranean / edited by Maryline Parca and Angeliki Tzanetou
- Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture
- Ritual and gender : critical perspectives / Angeliki Tzanetou -- Sources and methodology -- The scandal of women's ritual / Deborah Lyons -- Gender and agency -- Looking for the images : representations of girls' rituals in ancient Athens / Jenifer Neils -- Improvising on the Athenian stage : women's ritual practice in drama / Barbara Goff -- Sanctissima femina : social categorization and women's religious experience in the Roman Republic / Celia E. Schultz -- Threat and hope : women's rituals and Civil War in Roman epic / Vassiliki Panoussi -- Performance -- Folk songs as ritual acts : the case of work-songs / Andromache Karanika -- The rise of the demon womb in Greco-Roman antiquity / Christopher A. Faraone -- Thesmophoria and eleusinian mysteries: the fascination of women's secret ritual / Eva Stehle -- Appropriations and adaptations -- Worshipping demeter in ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Maryline Parca -- Nuptiarum sollemnia? : girls' transition to marriage in the Roman jurists / Lauren Caldwell -- Maidens and manhood in the worship of Diana at Nemi / Eve D'Ambra -- Male improvisation in the "women's cult" of Eileithyia on Paros / David D. Leitao -- Early Christian antipathy toward the Greek "women gods" / Kathy L. Gaca.
- 9780253349545 (cloth : alk. paper), 0253349540 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780253219381 (paper : alk. paper), and 0253219388 (paper : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-316) and index.
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