The myth of sacred prostitution in antiquity /

Stephanie Budin demonstrates that sacred prostitution, the sale of a person's body for sex in which some or all of the money earned was devoted to a deity or a temple, did not exist in the ancient world. Reconsidering the evidence from the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman texts, and the early...

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Main Author: Budin, Stephanie Lynn.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The ancient Near Eastern data
  • The so-called "evidence"
  • Herodotos
  • In the footsteps of Herodotos : Lucian and "Jeremiah"
  • Pindar fragment 122
  • Strabo, confused and misunderstood
  • Klearkhos, Justinus, and Valerius Maximus
  • Archaeological "evidence" from Italy
  • The early Christian rhetoric
  • Last myths.