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, lifestyles and loss of life. starting with a research 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 delivery and youth, her position within the divine relations, her virginity, and her institutions with these locations the place the wilds turn into the "cities of simply men." the point of interest then turns to Artemis’ position within the lives of kids and ladies, rather how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, possibly too usually, loss of life. Budin is going directly to reassess the various extra harrowing points of Artemis’ mythology, resembling plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally analyzing a few of her kinder, oft ignored institutions. ultimately, the position of Artemis in the Renaissance and smooth society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian features of Katniss Everdeen.
Written in an available type, Artemis is an important source for college students not just of Greek delusion, faith and cult, but additionally these trying to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and girls in historic Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.
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Artemis (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) by Stephanie Lynn Budin