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Artemis and Her Cult

Artemis and Her Cult

  • Author: Ruth M. Léger
  • Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781784915506
  • Category:
  • Page: 184
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Greek sanctuaries are among the best known archaeological sites in ancient Greece. However, after over 150 years of excavations and research we know surprisingly little about some of their aspects, such as the rituals enacted in the sanctuary, the nature of original local deities and how aspects of their character were assimilated into those of the Olympians, why sanctuaries were established in certain places, and how to determine who the sanctuary was established for when no epigraphical material is present. Artemis and Her Cult provides a first attempt to bring together archaeological and literary sources from two main Artemis sanctuaries, hoping to contribute to a clearer picture of her cult. An account of Artemis' different characters describes her as a mother of gods, a goddess of wilderness, animals and hunt; a goddess of birth, infants and children (and young animals); as well as a goddess of youth and marriage and rites of passage. These descriptions are followed by an up-to-date account of the archaeological record of the sanctuaries of Artemis Orthia at Sparta and Artemis Ephesia at Ephesus. For the comparison the site of Athena Alea at Tegea is examined. The three accounts offer a full study of the architectural development and the range of artifacts made of different materials. The varied character is Artemis are further analyzed by looking at the archaeology relating to the cult and the rites of passage taking place at the sites. The rites of passage are reconstructed by using the literary accounts.

From Artemis to Diana

From Artemis to Diana

The Goddess of Man and Beast

  • Author: Tobias Fischer-Hansen,Birte Poulsen
  • Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
  • ISBN: 8763507889
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 585
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Text in English & German. This book contains 19 articles dealing with various aspects of the Greek goddess Artemis and the Roman goddess Diana. The themes presented in the volume deal with the Near Eastern equivalents of Artemis, the Bronze Age Linear B testimonies, and Artemis in Homer and in the Greek tragedies. Sanctuaries and cult, and regional aspects are also dealt with -- encompassing Cyprus, the Black Sea region, Greece and Italy. Pedimental sculpture, mosaics and sculpture form the basis of investigations of the iconography of the Roman Diana; the role of the cult of Diana in a dynastic setting is also examined. A single section deals with the reception of the iconography of the Ephesian Artemis during the Renaissance and later periods.

Artemis

Artemis

  • Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131744888X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the Bronze and Archaic Ages, Budin explores the goddess' persona and her role in the lives of her worshippers. This volume examines her birth and childhood, her place in the divine family, her virginity, and her associations with those places where the wilds become the "cities of just men." The focus then turns to Artemis’ role in the lives of children and women, particularly how she helps them navigate the transition to adulthood and, perhaps too often, death. Budin goes on to reconsider some of the more harrowing aspects of Artemis’ mythology, such as plague and bloodshed, while also examining some of her kinder, oft overlooked associations. Finally, the role of Artemis in the Renaissance and modern society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" on the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian aspects of Katniss Everdeen. Written in an accessible style, Artemis is a crucial resource for students not only of Greek myth, religion and cult, but also those seeking to understand the lives and roles of girls and women in ancient Greece, as this goddess presided over their significant milestones, from maiden to wife to mother.

Paul, Artemis, and the Jews in Ephesus

Paul, Artemis, and the Jews in Ephesus

  • Author: Rick Strelan
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110150209
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 380
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZNW) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly book series in the field of New Testament studies. Since 1923 it has been a forum for seminal works focusing on Early Christianity and related fields. The series is grounded in a historical-critical approach and also explores new methodological approaches that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world.

Callimachus

Callimachus

The Hymns

  • Author: Susan A. Stephens
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190266783
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of poetry and his wide-ranging poetic experimentation. Of his poetic oeuvre, which exceeded what we now have of Theocritus, Aratus, Posidippus, and Apollonius combined, only his six hymns and around fifty of his epigrams have survived intact. His enormously influential Aetia, the collection of Iambi, the Hecale, and all of his prose output have been reduced to a handful of citations in later Greek lexica and handbooks or papyrus fragments. In recent years excellent commentaries and synthetic studies of the Aetia, the Iambi, and the Hecale have appeared or are about to appear. But there is no modern study in English of the collection of hymns. And while there are excellent commentaries in English on three of the hymns (Apollo, Athena, Demeter), the commentaries on Zeus and on Delos are limited in scope, and there is no commentary at all on the Artemis hymn. Synthetic studies in English for the most part treat only one hymn, not the collection, and tend to focus on Callimachus' intertextual relationships with his predecessors and/or his influence on Roman poetry. Yet recent work is requiring scholars to broaden their perspective and to consider Callimachus' religious, civic, and geo-political contexts much more systematically in attempting to understand the hymns. A further incentive is that apart from the Homeric and Orphic hymns, Callimachus' are the only other hymns that have survived intact; those written in earlier periods are now reduced to fragments. For these reasons a study of the six hymns together is a desideratum. An additional reason is that Callimachus' collection of six hymns is very likely to have been an authorially arranged poetry book, quite possibly the earliest such book that we have intact; therefore, it allows a unique perspective on the evolution of the form. This volume offers a text and commentary of all six hymns for advanced students of classics and classical scholars, as well as interpretive essays on each hymn that integrate what has been the dominant paradigm-intertextuality-into a broader focus on Callimachus' context. Her introduction treats the transmission of the hymns, the potential for and likelihood of the Homeric hymns as models, the hymns as a poetry book, their language and meter (especially in light of recent work done on this topic), performance practices, and their relationship to cult, court, local geographies, and panhellenic sanctuaries. For each hymn Stephens presents the Greek text, a translation, and a brief commentary containing important information or parallels for interpretation.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

  • Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195143386
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 681
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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity

Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity

The World of the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: Hans-Josef Klauck
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451409390
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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Readers: College, university, and seminary students; New Testament scholars

Tragedy and Athenian Religion

Tragedy and Athenian Religion

  • Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739104002
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 546
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Presents an argument that identifies a relationship between religious exploration in ancient Greece and performance of Greek tragedies on stage.

Ephesians and Artemis

Ephesians and Artemis

The Cult of the Great Goddess of Ephesus as the Epistle's Context

  • Author: Michael Immendörfer
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 9783161552649
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 487
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In this study, Michael Immendorfer examines the relationship between the New Testament letter to the Ephesians and the ancient city of Ephesus, which had the great Artemis as its goddess. He seeks to make a contribution to the discussion on the extent to which conclusions can be drawn concerning the local-historical explanation of New Testament epistles by viewing the latter through the lens of Greco-Roman cultic practices. Thus the contents of Ephesians are compared with the abundantly available archaeological and epigraphical sources of the Asia Minor metropolis. This endeavour reveals that the letter contains numerous unequivocal references to the cult of Artemis, a nexus suggesting that the author was very familiar with the historical background of ancient Ephesus and contextualised his letter accordingly for the intended readers who lived in this particular cultic environment.

Der Kosmos der Artemis von Ephesos

Der Kosmos der Artemis von Ephesos

  • Author: Ulrike Muss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Artemis (Greek deity)
  • Page: 320
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The civilization of ancient Crete

The civilization of ancient Crete

  • Author: R. F. Willetts
  • Publisher: Adolf m Hakkert
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

  • Author: Everett Ferguson
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802822215
  • Category: History
  • Page: 648
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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chrisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Sacred Places of Goddess

Sacred Places of Goddess

108 Destinations

  • Author: Karen Tate
  • Publisher: CCC Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781888729177
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 425
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Designed to present a diversity of places both sacred and feminine, this coffee table book is filled with photographs from every corner of the world. From the Middle East, to Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the images of feminine divinity presented in this work are as uniform in their beauty as they are diverse in cultural tradition.

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

The Image of Female Heroism

  • Author: Marina Warner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019165194X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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The fame of Joan of Arc began in her lifetime and, though it has dipped a little now and then, she has never vanished from view. Her image acts as a seismograph for the shifts and settlings of personal and political ideals: Joan of Arc is the heroine every movement has wanted as their figurehead. In France, anti-semitic, xenophobic, extreme right parties have claimed her since the Action Francaise in the 19th century. By contrast, Socialists, feminists, and liberal Catholics rallied to her as the champion of the dispossessed and the wrongly accused. Joan of Arc has also played a crucial role in changing visions of female heroism. She has proved an inexhaustible source of inspiration for writers, playwrights, film-makers, performers, and composers. In a single, brief life, several of the essential mythopoiec characteristics that throughout history have defined the charismatic leader and saint are powerfully and intensely condensed. Even while Joan of Arc was still alive, but far more so after her death, the heroic part of her story sparked narratives of all kinds, in pictures, ballads, plays, and also satires. This was only heightened in 1841-9 by the publication of the Inquisition trial which had examined Joan for witchcraft and heresy. The transcript of the interrogations gives us the voice of this young woman across the centuries with almost unbearable immediacy; her spirit leaps from the page, uncompromising in its frankness, good sense, courage, and often breathtaking in its simple effectiveness. Joan of Arc into one of the most fully and vividly present personalities in history, about whom a great more is known, in her own words and at first hand, than is, for example, about Shakespeare. However, this has not stopped the flow of fictions and fantasies about her. Marina Warner analyses the symbolism of the Maid in her own time and in her rich afterlife in popular culture. The cultural expressions are part of an ongoing historical struggle to own the symbol - you could say, the brand. In a new preface to her study, Marina Warner takes stock of the continuing contention, in politics and culture, for this powerful symbol of virtue. Joan of Arc's multiple resurrections and transformations show how vigorous the need for figures like her remains, and how crucial it is to meet that need with thoughtfulness. She argues that abandoning the search to identify heroes and define them, out of a kind of high-minded distaste for propaganda, lets dangerous political factions manipulate them to their own ends. When Marine Le Pen calls on Joan of Arc's name, she needs to be confronted about her bad faith and her abuse of history.

Kevin R. Brine

Kevin R. Brine

The Porch of the Caryatids : Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Artemis IV LLC
  • ISBN: 0977154408
  • Category: Actaeon (Greek mythology)
  • Page: 91
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