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This volume provides a fascinating insight into ancient and modern interpretations of Athena. It assembles the latest research in ancient religion, literature, politics, gender, language, art and archaeology. In so doing, it highlights recurrent themes, variations and contradictory elements alike.
About the Author
Susan J. Deacy, Ph.D. (2000) in Classics, University of Wales, is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She has published on a range of aspects of Athena in Greek myth, and is the co-editor of Rape in Antiquity. Sexual Violence in the Greek and Roman Worlds (London 1997).Alexandra Villing, D.Phil. (1998) in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University, has worked extensively on the iconography and cult of Athena in ancient Greece, and has various publications on this topic. For her current research on ancient Sparta she is based in Athens.