Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Ross Shepard Kraemer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195142780

ISBN-13: 9780195142785

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of

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This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections: Observances, Rituals, and Festivals; Researching Real Women: Documents to, from and by Women; Religious Office; New Religious Affiliation and Conversion; Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women; and The Feminine Divine. Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World provides a unique and invaluable resource for scholars of classical antiquity, early Christianity and Judaism, and women's religion more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195142785
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
706,837
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxxv
Introduction3
1Observances, Rituals, and Festivals
2Researching Real Women: Documents to, from, and by Women
3Religious Office
4New Religious Affiliation and Conversion
5Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women
6The Feminine Divine
Index of Names479
Index of Ancient Sources484

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