Education and Literacy in Ancient Italy: Evidence from the Dedications to the Goddess Reitia
- HistoryJournal of Roman Studies
Abstract This article discusses the votive dedications to the goddess Reitia at the sanctuary of Este-Baratella (Veneto) as evidence for the acquisition of literacy in Italy c. 350–150 b.c. These…
MATER MATUTA, ‘FERTILITY CULTS’ AND THE INTEGRATION OF WOMEN IN RELIGIOUS LIFE IN ITALY IN THE FOURTH TO FIRST CENTURIES BC
- HistoryPapers of the British School at Rome
This study explores social and gendered aspects of female fertility in popular religious practices in Italy in the last four centuries BC, and it investigates the role of supplication and votive…
Feet and fertility in the healing temples: a symbolic communication system between gods and men?
- History, MedicineMedical Humanities
The purpose of this article is to focus on the strong relationship between feet and fertility in the ancient world by cross-referencing the available archaeological evidence with the scientific data relating to this topic.
The texture of the gift
- ArtBody and Religion
What did ancient religion feel like? This article explores different elements of tactile experience in Greco-Roman sanctuaries, focusing on a group of 'confession stelai' from Roman Asia Minor.…