A new web for Arachne and a new veil for the temple. Women and weaving from Athena to the Virgin Mary
Hultin, J. (2010) A new web for Arachne and a new veil for the temple. Women and weaving from Athena to the Virgin Mary. In: Ahearne-Kroll, S.P., Holloway, P.A. and Kelhoffer, J.A., (eds.) Women and Gender in Ancient Religions. Mohr Siebeck, Tubingen, Germany, pp. 209-223.
In her elegant and erudite paper, "A New Web for Arachne," Sarah Iles Johnston has teased out an extraordinary web of significations from a brief epitome of the story of Arachne and Phalanx. Johnston begins with a scholion to Nicander's Theriaca, a didactic poem about dangerous animals and cures for their stings and bites. In commenting on Nicander's use of the word...
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