Theorizing Religion in Antiquity - Nickolas P. Roubekas

Theorizing Religion in Antiquity - Nickolas P. Roubekas

19. Gender

Theorizing Religion in Antiquity - Nickolas P. Roubekas

Irene Salvo [+-]
Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
Irene Salvo is Research Associate at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany, holding a postdoctoral position within the project ‘Enlightened Men – Superstitious Women? Religion, Education and Stereotypes of Gender in Classical Athens.’ From 2013 to 2015, she was the Gerda Henkel Scholar in Ancient History at the Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K. Her main research interest is the relationship between gender and religion from the evidence of Greek inscriptions of religious interest, such as curse tablets, oracle enquiries, ‘confession inscriptions,’ and healing miracle stories. She has published various articles on Greek social and cultural history, in particular on Greek epigraphy, pollution and purification, and emotions.


Although a modern term, ‘gender’ is usually either overlooked or not adequately discussed in studies dealing with ancient religions. Salvo offers an introduction to the issue, by taking ancient Athens as a core example, and discusses how scholars dealing with ancient religions can utilise the expanding field of gender studies in their own works.

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Salvo, Irene. 19. Gender. Theorizing Religion in Antiquity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 398-413 May 2019. ISBN 9781781793572. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27978. May 2019

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