Serving Athena : the festival of the Panathenaia and the construction of Athenian identities / Julia L. Shear, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, Washington, DC, American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

"His book asks how individuals took part in the Panathenaia, the most important festival in ancient Athens, and how doing so created identities for them. Everyone did not take part in the same way and the opportunities also changed over time. This differential participation articulated individu...

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Main Author: Shear, Julia L., 1968- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Table of Contents:
  • The Panathenaia : an introduction
  • Giants and heroes : The mythologies of the Panathenaia
  • The Little Panathenaia
  • The Great Panathenaia : ritual and reciprocity
  • The Panathenaic Games : entertaining the goddess
  • Creating identities at the Great Panathenaia: Athenian Men
  • Creating identities at the Great Panathenaia : other residents and non-residents
  • The city, the goddess and the festival.