Death and the Maiden: Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

Death and the Maiden: Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

by Ken Dowden
     
 

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Dowden (classics, Birmingham) draws on the findings of contemporary anthropology to present a theory of such Greek myths as Io, Daphne, the daughters of Danaus, and the sacrifice of Iphigeneia, as expressions of initiation rites for girls becoming women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780415012638
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/1989
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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