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The Vestal Virgins in Roman Politics

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores the relationship between individual Vestals and their families. Vestals were legally isolated from their birth families and set apart from the traditional structures of Roman ... More


Civic Priesthoods

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses female priesthoods. Excluding priestesses of cults that have misleadingly been called ‘matronal’ or ‘foreign’, it focuses on priestesses of deities of the traditional ... More


Wealthy Entrepreneurs and the Urban Economy: Insula VI 1 in its Wider Economic Contexts

Damian Robinson

in The Economy of Pompeii

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter by Damian Robinson offers a detailed discussion of the commercial development of insula VI 1, in the northern part of Pompeii, close to the Herculaneum Gate. Robinson particularly ... More


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