A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was a cooperative endeavor, requiring men and women, husbands and wives, and elite Romans and slaves to work together to manage the community
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|Size: ||27.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Princeton University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||2370007493654 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|