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Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia

Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at AriciaTitoloRoman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia
AutoreGreen, C. M. C.
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CategoriaHistory
Religion: Antiquities & Archaeology
RilegaturaHardcover
Dati347 p.; ill.
Anno2006
EditoreCambridge University Press
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This book examines the history of Diana's cult and healing sanctuary.

Indice e argomenti trattati
List of Maps and Figuresxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxxiii
Abbreviationsxxvii
PART I GROVE AND GODDESS
1. The Sanctuary of Diana at Aricia to the Augustan Age
3
The Approach
3
The Site
7
From the Archaic Age to ca. 300 B.C.E.
10
The Transformation of the Sanctuary
14
The Wealth and Finances of the Sanctuary
19
The Sanctuary through the Late Republic
23
The End of the Republic and the Politicization of the Sanctuary
26
2. The Sanctuary in the Augustan Age
34
Octavian's "Arician Mother"
34
Apollo and Diana, Rome and Aricia
40
Octavian and the Bones of Orestes
41
The Sanctuary in Augustan Literature
48
Grattius and the Sacrifice
49
3. The Sanctuary in the Empire
55
The Century after Augustus
55
Statius and the Ides of August
60
From Trajan to the Third Century
63
The Closing of the Sanctuary
67
4. Diana: Her Name and Her Appearance
71
The Linguistic Evidence
71
Representations of Diana in the Sanctuary
75
Cult Statues
77
Diana as an Artemis Figure
80
Negotiation of Image and Symbol
82
The Nature of Transformation
85
5. The Grove, the Goddess, and the History of Early Latium
87
The Latin People and Diana
87
The Cato Fragment
88
Sacred Disarmament in the Forest
89
Turnus Herdonius and Tarquinius Superbus
90
The Dictator Latinus
94
Lex Arae Dianae in Aventino
95
Servius Tullius and the Aventine Cult of Diana
97
The Aftermath of the Foundation of the Aventine Cult
102
The Failure of Servius' Federal Cult
104
The Ides of August in Rome and Aricia
105
The Cato Inscription and the Politics of the Cult of Diana
108
Latin Diana in the Archaic Period: A Summary
109
6. The Many Faces of Diana
112
Diana: The Problem
112
The Nature of the Hunting Cult
114
The Moon and the Huntress
121
The Techne of Hunting: The Nets
125
Diana Trivia, Guardian of the Roads
128
Diana and the Underworld
131
The Triple Diana
134
Diana Lucina: Guardian of 'Women in Childbirth
135
Teaching and Training the Young
138
Diana as Victrix, Opifer, and Conservatrix
140
Diana and Sexuality
141
Diana: The Resolution
144
PART II FUGITIVES AND KINGS, GREEKS AND SLAVES
7. The Necessary Murderer
147
Frazer and the Rex Nemorensis
147
Wissowa
149
The Errors of Frazer and Wissowa
150
The Rex Nemorensis
153
The Ritual: Meeting the Challenge
155
Taking the Bough
159
The Tree
162
The Bough
164
The Combat
167
The Funeral
170
The Descent to the Underworld
175
Summary of the Ritual
177
The Evolution of the Meaning of the Rex Nemorensis
178
8. "We Are Fugitives"
185
Fugitive Slaves in the Latin World
186
Kings
195
Diana on the Aventine
200
Orestes and Iphigenia
201
The Madness of Orestes
205
9. Virbius, Hippolytus and Egeria
208
Virbius
208
Virbius and Hippolytus
209
Servius' Account
213
Virbius' Death
215
Virbius as Consort to Diana
219
Youth, Age, and Concealment
219
Egeria
222
Egeria in Latium
224
The Tears of Egeria
226
Egeria and the Exiles
227
Egeria and Birth
230
Virbius and Egeria
231
PART III HEALING AND RITUAL
10. Diana the Healer
235
Diana and Healing
235
Religious Healing and Hippocratic Medicine
236
Rationalist Treatments: Wounds
242
Rabies
245
Skin Diseases
246
Knowledge through Ritual
249
The Distinction between Rationalist Medicine and Sanctuary Medicine
252
Grattius' Cynegetica and Diana's Sanctuary
254
11. Ritual Healing and the Maniae
256
Sanctuary Medicine
257
The "Accursed Itch"
258
Sanctuary Medicine and the Humoral Theory of Disease
261
Diagnosis by Metaphor and Analogy
264
Making and Metaphors
267
The Theory of the Maniac in Its Therapeutic Application
269
At the Gates of the Underworld
271
Furor, the Maniac, and the Common Man
275
The Theory of Humors, Mysticism, and the Development of Italic Cults
277
Religious Healing in the Sanctuary
278
12. Conclusion: Diana and Her Worshippers
280
The Worshippers
280
Approaching the Sanctuary
282
Consulting the Goddess
285
What Did Ritual Healing Accomplish?
286
Judging Diana
289
The Goddess, Diana
290
Between Aricia and Rome
292
Appendix297
Select Bibliography303
Index Locorum319
Index329

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