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Rites of passage in ancient Greece : literature, religion, society

Author: Mark William Padilla
Publisher: Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press, 1999.
Series: Bucknell review, v. 43, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The twelve essays in this volume of Bucknell Review treat the topic of rites of passage in ancient Greece, focusing largely on Athenian tragedy, but also Plato, the Greek novel, the festival of Anthesteria, and other topics."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark William Padilla
ISBN: 083875418X 9780838754184
OCLC Number: 42828786
Description: 312 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hyllus' coming of age in Sophocles' Trachiniae / Dora C. Pozzi --
Euripides' Hippolytus and the trials of manhood (the ephebia?) / Robin Mitchell-Boyask --
Euripides' Ion / Charles Segal --
Violence of community / Barbara Goff --
Io in the Prometheus bound / Phyllis B. Katz --
Antigone's unnoticed rite of passage / Wm. Blake Tyrrell --
Euripides' Helen and female rites of passage / Bella Zweig --
Transvestite Dionysos / Jan N. Bremmer --
Choes and Anthesteria reconsidered / Greta L. Ham --
Fluctuating meanings / Ken Dowden --
Solon on the beach / David D. Leitao --
Indigenous and modern perspectives on tribal initiation rites / Claude Calame.
Series Title: Bucknell review, v. 43, no. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Mark W. Padilla.

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This volume reflects on liminality as it relates to initiatory themes in Greek literature and on literary works, especially tragedy, that represent heroes and heroines undergoing rites of passage.  Read more...
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