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Rome"s Vestal Virgins

by Robin Wildfang

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
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Open LibraryOL7494283M
ISBN 100415397952
ISBN 109780415397957

In ancient Rome, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Latin: Vestālēs, singular Vestālis [wɛsˈtaː.lɪs]) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The College of the Vestals and its well-being were regarded as fundamental to the continuance and security of Rome. They cultivated the sacred fire that was not allowed to go out. The Vestals were freed of the usual social obligations to. Rome's Vestal Virgins: A Study of Rome's Vestal Priestesses in the Late Republic and Early Empire - - Livros na Amazon BrasilAuthor: Robin Lorsch Wildfang.

  The Vestal Virgins were venerated priestesses of Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth fire (full title: Vesta publica populi Romani Quiritium), and the guardians of the luck of Rome who could intervene on behalf of those in prepared the mola salsa that was used in all state sacrifices. Originally, there were 2, then 4 (in Plutarch's time), and then 6 Vestal Virgins.   The Vestal Virgins were the most ancient religious group of the Romans. Their place in society was special and they were awarded many privileges as a result. Their area of housing was in the center of the Forum right beside the Temple of Vesta which they were responsible for taking care of.4/5().

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Stunning monograph on the Vestal Virgins. Wildfang uses all of the resources available (written, epigraphic, etc.) to analyze the origins of the Vestal Virgins, how they are chosen, their daily lives, and how their lives changed from Rome's beginning to the first century by: 4.

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In the first century BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus, one of the richest and most powerful Roman citizens, nearly lost his money, reputation and even his life when he was accused of being too intimate with a Vestal virgin named : Martinif.

In ancient Rome, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Latin: Vestālēs, singular Vestālis [wɛsˈtaːlɪs]) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the College of the Vestals and its well-being were regarded as fundamental to the continuance and security of cultivated the sacred fire that was not allowed to go out.

The Vestals were freed of the usual social obligations to marry. The Vestal Virgins were an important part of Roman history and their story is interesting. Ps: I read this mostly while traveling on a subway, so Romes Vestal Virgins book often This book is highly academic and doesn’t follow a story, but is rather a historical look into a roughly /5.

Book Description. Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins’ ritual function in Roman religion.

Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals’ virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a. Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins’ ritual function in Roman religion.

Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals’ virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a solution to the problem of the Vestals’ peculiar legal status in.

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Price: $ In book 28 of his Natural History, Pliny the Elder says that “ it is a general belief, that our Vestal virgins have the power, by uttering a certain prayer, to arrest the flight of runaway slaves, and to rivet them to the spot, provided they have not gone beyond the precincts of the city.”.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(5). The vestal priestesses were chosen when they were young and were forbidden from sex and bearing children as long as they tended to the sacred fire.

These women were expected to be pure of heart. If one of the vestals broke her vow of virginity, it was believed that great doom would befall Rome.

This concept of continuity extended out into the civic arena, where at the Temple of Vesta, a group of chosen women known as the Vestal Virgins stoked the home fires of the people of Rome, whose message paralleled that of the Roman household: stability and permanence. Comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date, this volume offers a brand new analysis of the Vestal Virgins' ritual function in Roman religion.

Undertaking a detailed and careful analysis of ancient literary sources, Wildfang argues that the Vestals' virginity must be understood on a variety of different levels and provides a solution to the problem of the Vestals' peculiar legal status in ancient /5(25).

Key concepts: ancient Rome, vestal virgins (a form of pagan nun), forbidden love, mad Emperor (Nero), betrayal, drunken orgies, torture, early Christians (e.g.

Paul), Rome burning As I read this I kept thinking of Quo Vadis (the film - not the book)/5(80). Vesta, the Roman goddess of the home, was one of the most important deities in Ancient Rome, but it is her priests, the Vestal Virgins, who have captured the imaginations of subsequent generations.

Our guide will show you their house and temple, so you can learn all about the lives of the Vestal Virgins our Private Colosseum Tour & Ancient Rome.

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Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your Reviews: 3. Robin Lorsch Wildfang, Rome’s Vestal Virgins: A study of Rome’s Vestal priestesses in the late Republic and early Empire (London & New York: Routledge, ), XIV + pp. Vestal virgins, however, would likely have had slaves to dress their hair. With two or more people doing the braiding, the hairstyle could have come together in less than 10 minutes, she said.

Vestal Virgins, in Roman religion, six priestesses, representing the daughters of the royal house, who tended the state cult of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. The cult is believed to date to the 7th century bc; like other non-Christian cults, it was banned in ad by Theodosius I.

Chosen. ‘The Vestal Virgins’ () by Anthoni Schoonjans. (Public Domain) The ancient Romans believed that Vestal Virgins had a sort of magic about them.

This belief was so strong that some said the priestesses could ‘stop a runaway slave in his tracks’ and that people condemned to death had to be freed if they serendipitously crossed the path of a vestal virgin when the condemned was Author: Dhwty.Rome's Vestal Virgins eBook: Robin Lorsch Wildfang: : Kindle Store.

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