Social Responses to Female Agricultural Ritual and “Aischrologia”

§1.1 This paper further explores ideas parallel to those of Laurie O’Higgins concerning women’s communication in private settings. Drawing from J. C.Scott, who studies peasant resistance through folk culture, [1] she typifies Athenian women of the Classical age as, in general, a group ruled by men, but who received certain freedoms in the private space of religious … Read moreSocial Responses to Female Agricultural Ritual and “Aischrologia”

Abstract – Social Responses to Female Agricultural Ritual and “Aischrologia”

In a scholion to Lucian’s Dial. Meretr. 2.1 (Rabe 276.26-28), the note refers to Demeter when it says that she has established ancient laws according to which men must work to get their food. Scholarship has identified these laws to be the pragmatics of agriculture and the rituals that ensure a good harvest. A better-known … Read moreAbstract – Social Responses to Female Agricultural Ritual and “Aischrologia”