Goddess Aphrodite’s iconolatry: motherhood versus female body and sexuality

Chantziara, Triantafyllia (2006) Goddess Aphrodite’s iconolatry: motherhood versus female body and sexuality. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to examine the heritage of a myth and particularly the one of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite. Specifically, the development and transformation of her iconolatric heritage over the centuries and especially on her worship not only as a deity of motherhood but also as a goddess of passionate love and beauty and whether these two aspects of her image were conflicted or harmoniously balanced in her myth and heritage. This argument will be critically analysed through five consecutive periods: the Hellenistic period of 4th century BC, during Archaic Rome 30 BC – AD 330, the Medieval European period (ca. AD 1000 - 1500), the Italian Renaissance (AD 1400 - 1600), and from the end of the Italian Renaissance into the twentieth century.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 15:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1128

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