By Stephanie Lynn Budin
Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological examine of the traditional Greek goddess of the quest, who presided over the transitions and mediations among the wild and the civilized, formative years and adulthood, existence and loss of life. starting with a examine of the early origins of Artemis and her cult within the Bronze and Archaic a long time, Budin explores the goddess' character and her position within the lives of her worshippers.
This quantity examines her start and adolescence, her position within the divine kin, her virginity, and her institutions with these areas the place the wilds turn into the "cities of simply men." the point of interest then turns to Artemis’ function within the lives of kids and ladies, relatively how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, maybe too frequently, demise. Budin is going directly to reassess a few of the extra harrowing features of Artemis’ mythology, akin to plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally studying a few of her kinder, oft neglected institutions. ultimately, the position of Artemis in the Renaissance and sleek society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian elements of Katniss Everdeen.
Written in an available variety, Artemis is a vital source for college kids not just of Greek delusion, faith and cult, but in addition these trying to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and ladies in historical Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.
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