Rites of Passage in Ancient Greece: Literature, Religion, Society

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Mark William Padilla
Bucknell University Press, 1999 - History - 312 pages
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This volume reflects on liminality as it relates to initiatory themes in Greek literature and on literary works, especially tragedy, that represent heroes and heroines undergoing rites of passage. Featured works include Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, Euripides' Ion and Iphigenia in Tauris, and Sophocles' Antigone and Women of Trachis.
 

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Contents

Hyllus Coming of Age in Sophocles Trachiniae
29
Euripides Hippolytus and the Trials of Manhood The Ephebia?
42
Generational Passage and Civic Myth
67
Ritual in the Iphigeneia in Tauris
109
Female Rites of Passage in Greek Tragedy
127
A Coming of Age Paradigm for the Athenian Community
129
Antigones Unnoticed Rite of Passage
148
Cults of Dionysus
181
Transvestite Dionysos
183
Male Maturation Rites and the Peloponnesian Wars
201
The Reconstitution of the Liminal Passage in the Ancient Novel
219
Passage Rites in Ritual Myth Odyssey and the Greek Romance
221
Challenges to the Rites of Passage Model
245
Some Pragmatic Functions of the Limen in Initiatory Myth and Ritual
247
Education According to Plato
278
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Mark Padilla is assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

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