Worshipping Aphrodite: Art and Cult in Classical Athens

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Overview

Rosenzweig offers innovative and compelling ways to interpret the material record by focusing her study on the major cult sites of Aphrodite in and around Athens. The author helps us to understand the development of the worship of this goddess by considering artistic, literary, and epigraphic evidence.

Worshipping Aphrodite will interest classical archaeologists, specialists in the development of the Athenian polis, art historians, and those interested in the nature of Greek religion and cult practice. It provides a useful reexamination of scholarship on Aphrodite and enhances our understanding of her social and political importance in an Athenian context.

Rachel Rosenzweig is Curatorial Assistant to the Departments of Egyptian and Near Eastern, Greek and Roman, and Medieval Art at Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472113323
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,077,429
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
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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