From Artemis to Diana: The Goddess of Man and Beast

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Tobias Fischer-Hansen, Birte Poulsen
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009 - Social Science - 585 pages
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Text in English & German. This book contains 19 articles dealing with various aspects of the Greek goddess Artemis and the Roman goddess Diana. The themes presented in the volume deal with the Near Eastern equivalents of Artemis, the Bronze Age Linear B testimonies, and Artemis in Homer and in the Greek tragedies. Sanctuaries and cult, and regional aspects are also dealt with -- encompassing Cyprus, the Black Sea region, Greece and Italy. Pedimental sculpture, mosaics and sculpture form the basis of investigations of the iconography of the Roman Diana; the role of the cult of Diana in a dynastic setting is also examined. A single section deals with the reception of the iconography of the Ephesian Artemis during the Renaissance and later periods.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Near Eastern Equivalents to Artemis
41
IV
49
Artemis in Athens
61
A Note on a Dedication to Artemis in Kalydon
79
Boys at Brauron
117
Artemis Ortheia a Goddess of Nature
153
Artemis in Cyprus
195
Sanctuaries of Artemis
369
The Sanctuary of Artemis in Gerasa
383
The Sanctuaries of the Goddess of the Hunt
401
The Last Diana
427
Diana Efesia Multimammia The Metamorphoses
455
Forum
497
Current Danish Archaeological Fieldwork
523
Book Reviews
559

Artumes in Etruria
261
Quantifying Black Sea Artemis
303
Bears and Bees in Themiscyra
333

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