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Diana

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415305013

ISBN10:
0415305012
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
8/8/2015
Publisher(s):
Routledge

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 8/8/2015.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

Diana, an important goddess of ancient Italy, has sometimes been misunderstood as a mere borrowing from Greece, an Italic version of Artemis, but in fact she is very much more. Diana is a goddess of many contrasts and contrasting functions: a virgin who supervises both motherhood and the origins of life, and death; a deity connected with the most intimate moments of feminine life, who also presides over political leagues of cities, and who is served at one major sanctuary by a priest with violent and bloody origins. Despite her importance, Diana has not received comprehensive treatment in print however; this book provides a remarkable and comprehensive portrayal of the deity.


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