Brill's Companion to Aphrodite

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Amy Claire Smith, Sadie Pickup
Brill, 2010 - History - 452 pages
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"Brill's Companion to Aphrodite" brings together an international and multidisciplinary team of experts in the study of Aphrodite one of the best known, yet ambiguous and complex Graeco-Roman deities. The contributions, which reevaluate conventional approaches to this remarkable goddess, are thematically grouped in four parts according to aspects of the goddess: 'Aphrodite s Identity; Aphrodite's Companions and Relations; The Spread of Aphrodite s Cults and The Reception of the Goddess. Each part draws on literary and visual sources, incorporates Greek, Roman, and later material, and ranges across places and periods from prehistoric Cyprus and the Near East to the antiquities market in 19th century France. This book therefore crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, as well as the multiple aspects and characteristics of the goddess

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Amy C. Smith, PhD (1997) in Classical Archaeology, Yale University, is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Curator of the Ure Museum, University of Reading. She has published widely on Graeco-Roman art in the spheres of politics, myth and religion.Sadie Pickup is a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. She also works in the Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and is a Sessional Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading.Contributors are Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Vered Lev Kenaan, James Burbidge, Stephanie L. Budin, Gabriella Pironti, Annette Teffeteller, Kassandra Jackson, Anja Ulbrich, Elisabetta Pala, Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, Alexander Nagel, Sophie Montel, Jenny Wallensten, Rachel Kousser, Margherita Carucci, Anthousa Papagiannaki, David Bellingham, and Anna Gruetzner Robins

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