Saturday, February 11, 2006

Especially for readers of the Golden Ass




Some of my Ancient Civilization students are writing a paper on Apuleius's Golden Ass. They and other readers might be interested in an article from the L.A. Times on a modern manifestation of veneration of the Divine Feminine. It concerns a woman named Karen Tate whose religious inspiration led her to travel the world to site devoted to goddess worship and run tours for others.

For those who might be interested in some scholarly discussion of goddesses and ancient society, you might give Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World a try. The front page gives little hint of how much material there is on varioius parts of the site. There's a section of original, peer-reviewed essays, a collection of links to other resources, many of them of high quality, and an anthology of primary sources, including a link to a whole site on Apuleius's Apology.

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