Death and the Maiden: Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

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Routledge, 1989 - Religion - 257 pages
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Many Greek myths concern the plight of virgins; here, Dowden sets these myths in their Greek geographical, historical and cultural context. This book should be of interest to advanced students of classics, ancient history, mythology and religious studies.

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Contents

IPHIGENEIA DEER
9
Proitids and Agriania
70
THE DAUGHTERS OF PROITOS
71
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Ken Dowden is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Birmingham. He has written Death and the Maiden: Girl s Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology and The Uses of Greek Mythology, and researches in the areas of religion and the novel.

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