The Roman Goddess Ceres Kindle ¿ The Roman PDF/EPUB

The Roman Goddess Ceres Kindle ¿ The Roman PDF/EPUB

The Roman Goddess Ceres ⚡ [PDF] ✍ The Roman Goddess Ceres By Barbette Stanley Spaeth ✵ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew The Roman PDF/EPUB or up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman Empire.


10 thoughts on “The Roman Goddess Ceres

  1. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This is a study of the goddess Ceres, to show how the Romans themselves viewed her, as far as can be told from archaeological and literary evidence I hoped it wouldn t be too academic and technical for a non specialist like me, and was happy to discover that it s pretty accessible My major annoyance while reading this was that Spaeth doesn t define Latin terms right away, and since I don t know much about Ceres, I had to Google a few things to keep up For instance, porca praecidanea isn t exp This is a study of the goddess Ceres, to show how the Romans themselves viewed her, as far as can be told from archaeological and literary evidence I hoped it wouldn t be too academic and technical for a non specialist like me, and was happy to discover that it s pretty accessible My major annoyance while reading this was that Spaeth doesn t define Latin terms right away, and since I don t know much about Ceres, I had to Google a few things to keep up For instance, porca praecidanea isn t explained until page 36, which is well into the second chapter of the book it s a sow sacrificed to Ceres before the harvest She does explain all the terms eventually be patient Overall, this is a great source of historical information on Ceres Spaeth doesn t talk about the mythology of Ceres much the focus is on showing how the Romans linked Ceres with the plebs and with women, and used her functions of fertility and liminality to stabilize their society Spaeth summarizes each of her arguments at the end of its chapter, which was helpful in keeping them all straight And by the end of the book, Ceres was a distinct goddess in my mind, and not just Demeter with a Roman name


  2. Marissa Marissa says:

    This is such a fantastic book If you want to learn about the goddess Ceres, this is the book to get I also really enjoyed Barbette s take on the Ara Pacis Tellus panel and I have to say, she makes some very valid points as to why the figure of Tellus may actually be Ceres Anyway, I love this book and once I have time, I will write a proper review.


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10 thoughts on “The Roman Goddess Ceres

  1. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This is a study of the goddess Ceres, to show how the Romans themselves viewed her, as far as can be told from archaeological and literary evidence I hoped it wouldn t be too academic and technical for a non specialist like me, and was happy to discover that it s pretty accessible My major annoyance while reading this was that Spaeth doesn t define Latin terms right away, and since I don t know much about Ceres, I had to Google a few things to keep up For instance, porca praecidanea isn t exp This is a study of the goddess Ceres, to show how the Romans themselves viewed her, as far as can be told from archaeological and literary evidence I hoped it wouldn t be too academic and technical for a non specialist like me, and was happy to discover that it s pretty accessible My major annoyance while reading this was that Spaeth doesn t define Latin terms right away, and since I don t know much about Ceres, I had to Google a few things to keep up For instance, porca praecidanea isn t explained until page 36, which is well into the second chapter of the book it s a sow sacrificed to Ceres before the harvest She does explain all the terms eventually be patient Overall, this is a great source of historical information on Ceres Spaeth doesn t talk about the mythology of Ceres much the focus is on showing how the Romans linked Ceres with the plebs and with women, and used her functions of fertility and liminality to stabilize their society Spaeth summarizes each of her arguments at the end of its chapter, which was helpful in keeping them all straight And by the end of the book, Ceres was a distinct goddess in my mind, and not just Demeter with a Roman name

  2. Marissa Marissa says:

    This is such a fantastic book If you want to learn about the goddess Ceres, this is the book to get I also really enjoyed Barbette s take on the Ara Pacis Tellus panel and I have to say, she makes some very valid points as to why the figure of Tellus may actually be Ceres Anyway, I love this book and once I have time, I will write a proper review.

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