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By Stephanie Lynn Budin

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

This quantity examines her start and youth, her position within the divine family members, her virginity, and her institutions with these areas the place the wilds develop into the "cities of simply men." the point of interest then turns to Artemis’ function within the lives of kids and girls, really how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, probably too frequently, loss of life. Budin is going directly to think again a number of the extra harrowing features of Artemis’ mythology, reminiscent of plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally analyzing a few of her kinder, oft ignored institutions. eventually, the position of Artemis in the Renaissance and glossy society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian elements of Katniss Everdeen.

Written in an obtainable type, Artemis is a vital source for college kids not just of Greek fantasy, faith and cult, but additionally these trying to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and girls in old Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.

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