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Dancing in Scyros: Masculinity and Young Women’s Rituals in the Achilleid

Vassiliki Panoussi

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the representation of young women’s rituals in Statius’ Achilleid. The poem shows female ritual activity (expressed through Bacchic rites, choral dancing, and collective worship ... More


Rites de passage

S. C. Humphreys

in Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198788249
eISBN:
9780191830204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788249.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses rituals as occasions for kin to gather together, specifically those with a marked social setting or socio-legal implications: these include the amphidromia, dekate, meion, ... More


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