The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice

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  • Author(s): Laurialan Reitzammer
  • Series:
    Wisconsin Studies in Classics
  • Publication Information:
    Madison, Wisconsin : University of Wisconsin Press. 2016
  • Additional Information
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Ancient sources and modern scholars have often represented the Athenian festival of Adonis as a marginal and faintly ridiculous private women's ritual. Seeds were planted each year in pots and, once sprouted, carried to the rooftops, where women lamented the death of Aphrodite's youthful consort Adonis. Laurialan Reitzammer resourcefully examines a wide array of surviving evidence about the Adonia, arguing for its symbolic importance in fifth- and fourth-century Athenian culture as an occasion for gendered commentary on mainstream Athenian practices. Reitzammer reveals correlations of the Adonia to Athenian wedding rituals and civic funeral oration and provides illuminating evidence that the festival was a significant cultural template for such diverse works as Aristophanes'drama Lysistrata and Plato's dialogue Phaedrus. Her fresh approach offers a timely contribution to studies of the ways gender and sexuality intersect with religion and ritual in ancient Greece.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780299308209. 9780299308247. 9780299308230.
    • Accession Number:
      950196698
    • Accession Number:
      1239695
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    • ABNT:
      LAURIALAN REITZAMMER. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016. ISBN 9780299308209. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. University of Wisconsin Press; 2016. Accessed October 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695
    • APA:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. (2016). The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. University of Wisconsin Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. 2016. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. Wisconsin Studies in Classics. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695.
    • Harvard:
      Laurialan Reitzammer (2016) The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695 (Accessed: 28 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Laurialan Reitzammer 2016, The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice, Wisconsin Studies in Classics, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, viewed 28 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. University of Wisconsin Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice. Wisconsin Studies in Classics. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Laurialan Reitzammer. The Athenian Adonia in Context : The Adonis Festival As Cultural Practice [Internet]. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press; 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 28]. (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1239695