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...
New York :
Cambridge University Press,
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- The ancient Near Eastern data
- The so-called "evidence"
- 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.