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New PDF release: A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

By Meghan J. DiLuzio

ISBN-10: 0691169578

ISBN-13: 9780691169576

A position on the Altar illuminates a formerly underappreciated size of faith in historic Rome: the function of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a relevant position in public rituals and associations, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complicated, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In historical Rome, priestly carrier was once a cooperative activity, requiring women and men, husbands and other halves, and elite Romans and slaves to interact to control the community's courting with its gods.

Like their male colleagues, priestesses provided sacrifices on behalf of the Roman humans, and prayed for the community’s healthiness. As they conducted their ritual duties, they have been assisted by way of woman cult group of workers, a lot of them slave girls. DiLuzio explores the relevant position of the Vestal Virgins and indicates that they occupied only one kind of priestly place of work open to ladies. a few priestesses, together with the flaminica Dialis, the regina sacrorum, and the better halves of the curial monks, served as a part of priestly undefined. Others, resembling the priestesses of Ceres and Fortuna Muliebris, have been principally autonomous.

A position on the Altar bargains a clean realizing of the way the ladies of old Rome performed a number one position in public cult.

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