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The Resource A place at the altar : priestesses in Republican Rome, Meghan J. DiLuzio

A place at the altar : priestesses in Republican Rome, Meghan J. DiLuzio

Label
A place at the altar : priestesses in Republican Rome
Title
A place at the altar
Title remainder
priestesses in Republican Rome
Statement of responsibility
Meghan J. DiLuzio
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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's relationship with its gods. Like their male colleagues, priestesses offered sacrifices on behalf of the Roman people, and prayed for the community's well-being. As they carried out their ritual obligations, they were assisted by female cult personnel, many of them slave women. DiLuzio explores the central role of the Vestal Virgins and shows that they occupied just one type of priestly office open to women. Some priestesses, including the flaminica Dialis, the regina sacrorum, and the wives of the curial priests, served as part of priestly couples. Others, such as the priestesses of Ceres and Fortuna Muliebris, were largely autonomous. A Place at the Altar offers a fresh understanding of how the women of ancient Rome played a leading role in public cult" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiLuzio, Meghan J.
Dewey number
292.6/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL815.W66
LC item number
D55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women priests
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
A place at the altar : priestesses in Republican Rome, Meghan J. DiLuzio
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Flamen and Flaminica dialis -- Priestly couples -- Salian virgins, sacerdotes, and ministrae -- The Vestal Virgins -- The costume of the Vestal Virgins -- The ritual activities of the Vestal Virgins -- The Vestal Virgins in Roman politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn955271385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691169576
Lccn
2015047927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026816514
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691169576
  • (OCoLC)955271385
Label
A place at the altar : priestesses in Republican Rome, Meghan J. DiLuzio
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Flamen and Flaminica dialis -- Priestly couples -- Salian virgins, sacerdotes, and ministrae -- The Vestal Virgins -- The costume of the Vestal Virgins -- The ritual activities of the Vestal Virgins -- The Vestal Virgins in Roman politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn955271385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691169576
Lccn
2015047927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026816514
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691169576
  • (OCoLC)955271385

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