The Wedding in Ancient Athens

The Wedding in Ancient Athens

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This enjoyable and innovative book reconstructs the stages of the ancient Greek wedding ceremony using a long-neglected source of information: vase paintings from the sixth through fourth centuries B.C.6.133) The veil mentioned here occurs frequently in these epigrams, as do other kinds of coverings for the hair, all of which were discarded ... were reminded of the power of the goddess of love, and of the necessity of giving up their virgin status and entering upon married life. ... decorating a red-figure squat lekythos in the manner of the Meidias Painter dating to about 410 B.C. (Oxford GR 1966.714; figs.

Title:The Wedding in Ancient Athens
Author:John Howard Oakley, Rebecca H. Sinos
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 1993


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