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Hock midterm Study Guide Peplos-Hetaira

Hock midterm Study Guide Peplos-Hetaira - Term Definition...

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Term: Peplos Definition: A peplos is a women's dress. One of the basic tasks of girls and women is weaving. The peplos is the first thing girls learn to weave. First, women had to clean, comb and spin the wool. This "working the allotment" step took 12 days. The 2nd step is "working the loom" (setting up the loom and weaving the cloth). It took up to six months to complete this process. Term: Arkteia Definition: is an important ritual for young girls in ancient Greece who honor Artemis, the goddess of the wild and wild animals. It translates to mean "playing the she-bear." Women did this before they married as an atonement for the death of the bear. It is celebrated every five years. The girls, between 11 to 14, leave the city wearing a short saffron dress. They play the she bear and learn a mystery by hibernating in a cave-like portion of Artemis' temple. They learn myths and facts of life. The next day they put on a peplos, a woman's longer dress, for the first time. They attain a new status after this -> a PARTEHNOS oRite of passage, hibernation, in the morning they are given the peplos
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Term: Parthenos Definition: a girl who is ready for marriage. Once a girl reaches this stage in her life, her father begins searching for a proper husband for his daughter. Usually a woman becomes a parthenos around age 13-15. Term: Cleanthis and Tertiary Education Definition: Aristaenetus' daughterThe reason for the symposium was her marriage to Chareaus She was in the transition between a parthenos and nymphe and educated to live virtuously
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