Published September 15, 2006
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
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'Vestal Virgin' is a well written book that is a little confused - it can't make up it's mind whether it's historical fiction or romance. Set in the Rome of emperor Nero, the full horror of having a man with the morals of a monster, masqueraiding as a god and all the power that entails, is vividly brought to life/5(). Elissa Rubria is a Vestal Virgin--priestess of the sacred flame, a visionary, and one of the most powerful women in Rome. Vestals are sacrosanct, sworn to chastity on penalty of death, but the emperor, Nero, pursues Elissa, engaging her in a deadly game of wits and sexuality. Or is Elissa really the. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The role of women in Roman culture and society w /5. The Vestal Virgin Tuccia was accused of having breached her vow of chastity, but she proved her innocence by carrying water in a sieve. This apparent miracle saved her life. Another Vestal Virgin named Postumia was put on trial merely because of the way she dressed, and the .
Vestal Virgins, in Roman religion, six priestesses, representing the daughters of the royal house, who tended the state cult of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. The cult is believed to date to the 7th century bc; like other non-Christian cults, it was banned in ad by Theodosius I. Chosen. The order of the Vestal Virgins lasted until the 4th century A.D. In , archaeologists have found golden coins hidden under the floors of the House of the Vestal Virgins probably belonging to Emperor Antemio. Today the coins are kept in the museum of the Diocletian Baths. Likewise, in a terracotta vase were found silver coins, a. She then examines major female deities and cults, including the Sibyl, Mater Magna, Isis, and the Vestal Virgins, to show how conservative Roman society adopted and integrated Greek culture into its mythic history, artistic expressions, and religion. Takács's discussion of the Bona Dea Festival of 62 BCE and of the Bacchantes, female Cited by: Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins’ ritual function in Roman religion. Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals’ virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a solution to the problem of the Vestals’ peculiar legal status in Cited by: 5.
The Silent Virgins. The poet Horace (65 - 8 BC) declared that Rome would stand, “ as long as the pontifex climbs the Capitoline beside the silent Virgin. ” The ‘silent Virgin’ that Horace was referring to was a Vestal virgin, a priestess of Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth and home. Get Books. Book Description: From Good Goddess To Vestal Virgins by Ariadne Staples, From Good Goddess To Vestal Virgins Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Good Goddess To Vestal Virgins books, The role of women in Roman culture and society was a paradoxical one. On the one hand they enjoyed social, material and financial. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins argues that the ritual roles played out by women were vital in defining them sexually and that these sexually defined categories spilled over into other aspects of Roman culture, including political e Staples provides an arresting and original analysis of the role of women in Roman society 4/5(1). This book is an excellent source for infomation on the Vestal Virgins. It also provides many ancient and modern sources to consult for further information. It is the best complete reference source out there that I have been able to locate about the Vestals. Read more/5(4).