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Portrait of a Priestess:
Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
Joan Breton Connelly

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
List of Abbreviations xiii

Chapter 1: Introduction: Time, Space, Source Material, and Methods 1
Chapter 2: Paths to Priesthood: Preparation, Requirements, and Acquisition 27
Chapter 3: Priesthoods of Prominence: Athena Polias at Athens, Demeter and Kore at Eleusis, Hera at Argos, and Apollo at Delphi 57
Chapter 4: Dressing the Part: Costume, Attribute, and Mimesis 85
Chapter 5: The Priestess in the Sanctuary: Implements, Portraits, and Patronage 117
Chapter 6: The Priestess in Action: Procession, Sacrifice, and Benefaction 165
Chapter 7: Priestly Privilege: Perquisites, Honors, and Authority 197
Chapter 8: Death of the Priestess: Grave Monuments, Epitaphs, and Public Burial 223
Chapter 9: The End of the Line: The Coming of Christianity 259
Chapter 10: Conclusions 275

Notes 283
Bibliography 365
Index of Monuments 383
Index of Inscriptions 387
Index of Priestesses 393
General Index 399

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