University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, 1995, first edition, hardback, no dust jacket, 8vo, pp xv + 239, illustrated by 7 B&W figures and 2 tables.
Drawing upon diverse sources, the author demonstrates the pervasiveness of heroine cults at every level in the Greek world from the 8th through to the 4th centuries BC. She reveals that a broad range of heroic cults existed and shows how such cults reinforced the Greeks’ gender expectations for both women and men through ritual status, iconography, and narrative motifs. Finally, Larson looks at the intersection of heroine cults with specific topics such as myths of maiden sacrifice, the Amazons, the role of the goddess Artemis, and folk beliefs about female "ghosts".
Very good condition. Green cloth boards with red lettering to spine. Boards are clean and undamaged. Pages similarly are unmarked other than an ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Binding is tight.