I-je-re-ja, ka-ra-wi-po-ro , and Others . . .

Women in Mycenaean religion

Authored by: Cécile Boëlle-Weber

Women in Antiquity

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910


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The study of the place of women in Bronze Age Aegean society was long influenced by theories of matriarchy, developed principally by A. Evans 1 and G. Thompson, 2 in the wake of the works of Swiss author J. J. Bachofen. 3 Nevertheless, no archaeological data allow us to confirm any such suppositions.

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