Demeter and the Thesmophoria

White, Kathryn (2013) Demeter and the Thesmophoria. Classicum, 39 1: 3-12.

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Author White, Kathryn
Title Demeter and the Thesmophoria
Journal name Classicum
ISSN 0155-0659
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 12
Total pages 10
Place of publication Warrawee, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Classical Association of New South Wales
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Classical Athens was a patriarchal society where male citizens dominated public life. Women, regardless of age were treated legally as perpetual minors by the masters of their households. Citizen women were supposed to take care of the day-to-day running of their households and bear children, all the while staying in seclusion to preserve their good name. On the other hand, women were encouraged to take prominent roles in public religious life. In light of the public/private contradiction this created, this paper will review the way Athenians facilitated the participation of their women in local celebrations of the Thesmophoria.
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