Worshipping Aphrodite: Art and Cult in Classical Athens

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Thanks to the Venus di Milo and Botticelli we are left with a picture of Aphrodite as a nude, alluring, though armless female figure emerging from the sea in a shell. Putting puns and poetics aside, this study reassesses the role of Aphrodite in the social, political and religious life of Classical Athens. Rachel Rosenzweig's examination of Aphrodite's appearance in Athens, at shrines, in gardens, at weddings and births, accords her a much more prominent level of importance than previously noted. This importance takes its most notable form in relation to unification, whether in marriage or in sex and birth, as Rosenzweig paints her as a goddess for the people who oversaw the welfare and well-being of the people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472113323
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Aphrodite in Myth and Drama 6
Ch. 2 Aphrodite Pandemos and Peitho 13
Ch. 3 Aphrodite in the Gardens 29
Ch. 4 Aphrodite and the Arrephoria 45
Ch. 5 Aphrodite Ourania 59
Ch. 6 Other Attic Shrines of Aphrodite 82
Ch. 7 Aphrodite on the East Frieze of the Parthenon: A Question of Identity 92
Conclusion 102
Notes 107
Glossary of Greek Terms 139
Works Cited 141
Index 151
Plates 159
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