Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A SourceBook

Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A SourceBook

by Ross Shepard Kraemer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195170652

ISBN-13: 9780195170658

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780195170658
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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