By Stephanie Lynn Budin

Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological learn of the traditional Greek goddess of the quest, who presided over the transitions and mediations among the wild and the civilized, early life and adulthood, lifestyles and dying. starting with a learn of the early origins of Artemis and her cult within the Bronze and Archaic a long time, Budin explores the goddess' character and her function within the lives of her worshippers.

This quantity examines her delivery and adolescence, her position within the divine family members, her virginity, and her institutions with these locations the place the wilds turn into the "cities of simply men." the focal point then turns to Artemis’ function within the lives of kids and girls, fairly how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, might be too frequently, demise. Budin is going directly to reassess a few of the extra harrowing features of Artemis’ mythology, similar to plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally reading a few of her kinder, oft ignored institutions. eventually, 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 points of Katniss Everdeen.

Written in an obtainable variety, Artemis is an important source for college kids not just of Greek delusion, faith and cult, but in addition these trying to comprehend the lives and roles of women and ladies in historical Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.

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