Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt by Carolyn Graves-Brown PDF

By Carolyn Graves-Brown

ISBN-10: 1847250548

ISBN-13: 9781847250544

The fragmentary proof permits us in simple terms tantalising glimpses of the subtle and intricate society of the traditional Egyptians, however the Greek historian Herodotus believed that the Egyptians had 'reversed the standard practices of mankind' in treating their girls higher than any of the opposite civilizations of the traditional world . Carolyn Graves-Brown attracts on funerary is still, tomb work, structure and textual facts to explore all facets of ladies in Egypt from goddesses and queens to girls because the 'vessels of creation'. maybe unusually the commonest profession for ladies, after housewife and mom, was once the priesthood, the place ladies served deities, particularly Hathor, with track and dance. Many might come to the temples of Hathor to have their goals interpreted, or to hunt divine concept. this can be a extensive ranging and revealing account told with authority and verve. 

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