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Gender and Immortality : Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult.

Lyons, Deborah. (Author).
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Subject: Greek literature > History and criticism.
Women and literature > Greece.
Immortality in literature.
Women > Mythology > Greece.
Sex role in literature.
Heroines in literature.
Mythology, Greek.
Cults > Greece.
Genre: 7 Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781400864386
  • ISBN: 1400864380
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

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General Note: Cover; Acknowledgments.
Summary: In recent years, the topic of ancient Greek hero cult has been the focus of considerable discussion among classicists. Little attention, however, has been paid to female heroized figures. Here Deborah Lyons argues for the heroine as a distinct category in ancient Greek religious ideology and daily practice. The heroine, she believes, must be located within a network of relations between male and female, mortal and immortal. Using evidence ranging from Homeric epic to Attic vase painting to ancient travel writing, she attempts to re-integrate the feminine into our picture of Greek notions of.
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