From Artemis to Diana: The Goddess of Man and Beast

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Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009 - Social Science - 585 pages
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The Greek goddess Artemis, and her Roman equivalent Diana, constitute a multifaceted divinity. In Greek mythology, she is the twin sister of Apollo and the virgin goddess who lives in the hills and the forests. She is potnia theron, the mistress of the animals, but she is also the goddess of child birth and fertility. This volume, from the series Acta Hyperborea, contains a wide range of contributions that cover such topics as the first mentioning of the goddess in the pre-historic sources, Homer and the Greek tragedies, Late Antiquity, and the post-antique perception of the goddess. Several of the articles concentrate on regional aspects, while others treat the iconography of the goddess, as well as the role of her cult and the rituals in the sanctuaries, both in the East and the West. Collectively, the contributions written by classical archaeologists, philologists, and historians offer one of the most comprehensive studies to date of the goddess.
 

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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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About the author (2009)

Birte Poulsen is associate professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University. Tobias Fischer-Hansen is a Classical Archaeologist.

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