Rites of Passage in Ancient Greece: Literature, Religion, Society

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The twelve essays in this volume of Bucknell Review treat the topic of rites of passage in ancient Greece, focusing largely on Athenian tragedy, but also Plato, the Greek novel, the festival of Anthesteria, and other topics.
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Overview

The twelve essays in this volume of Bucknell Review treat the topic of rites of passage in ancient Greece, focusing largely on Athenian tragedy, but also Plato, the Greek novel, the festival of Anthesteria, and other topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838754184
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Bucknell Review Series
  • Pages: 312

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors 11
Introduction 15
Pt. 1 Male Rites of Passage in Greek Tragedy
Hyllus' Coming of Age in Sophocles' Trachiniae 29
Euripides' Hippolytus and the Trials of Manhood (The Ephebia?) 42
Euripides' Ion: Generational Passage and Civic Myth 67
The Violence of Community: Ritual in the Iphigeneia in Tauris 109
Pt. 2 Female Rites of Passage in Greek Tragedy
Io in the Prometheus Bound: A Coming of Age Paradigm for the Athenian Community 129
Antigone's Unnoticed Rite of Passage 148
Euripides' Helen and Female Rites of Passage 158
Pt. 3 Cults of Dionysus
Transvestite Dionysos 183
The Choes and Anthesteria Reconsidered: Male Maturation Rites and the Peloponnesian Wars 201
Pt. 4 The Reconstitution of the Liminal Passage in the Ancient Novel
Fluctuating Meanings: "Passage Rites" in Ritual, Myth, Odyssey, and the Greek Romance 221
Pt. 5 Challenges to the Rites of Passage Model
Solon on the Beach: Some Pragmatic Functions of the Limen in Initiatory Myth and Ritual 247
Indigenous and Modern Perspectives on Tribal Initiation Rites: Education According to Plato 278
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