That reform effort evolved during the 19th century, initially emphasizing a broad spectrum of goals before focusing solely on securing the franchise for women. They are holding a banner emblazoned with a quote from suffragist Susan B.
Ancient Greece[ edit ] Female figure carrying a torch and piglet to celebrate rites of Demeter and Persephone from Attica— BCE In ancient Greek religionsome important observances, such as the Thesmophoriawere made by women.
Priestesses played a major role in the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Gerarai were priestesses of Dionysus who presided over festivals and rituals associated with the god. A body of priestesses might also maintain the cult at a particular holy site, such as the Peleiades at the oracle of Dodona.
The Arrephoroi were young girls ages seven to twelve who worked as servants of Athena Polias on the Athenian Acropolis and were charged with conducting unique rituals.
At several sites women priestesses served as oraclesthe most famous of which is the Oracle of Delphi. The priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi was the Pythiacredited throughout the Greco-Roman world for her prophecieswhich gave her a prominence unusual for a woman in male-dominated ancient Greece.
Religious life The Virgo Vestalis Maxima, the highest-ranking of the Vestal Virgins The Latin word sacerdos"priest," is the same for both the grammatical genders.
In Roman state religionthe priesthood of the Vestals was responsible for the continuance and security of Rome as embodied by the sacred fire that they could not allow to go out.
The Vestals were a college of six sacerdotes plural devoted to Vestagoddess of the hearth, both the focus of a private home domus and the state hearth that was the center of communal religion. Freed of the usual social obligations to marry and rear children, the Vestals took a vow of chastity in order to devote themselves to the study and correct observance of state rituals that were off-limits to the male colleges of priests.
The regina sacrorum "queen of the sacred rites" and the flaminica Dialis high priestess of Jupiter each had her own distinct duties and presided over public sacrifices, the regina on the first day of every monthand the flaminica every nundinal cycle the Roman equivalent of a week.
The highly public nature of these sacrifices, like the role of the Vestals, indicates that women's religious activities in ancient Rome were not restricted to the private or domestic sphere.
This is true of the flaminate, and probably true of the rex and regina. This form of worship had spread from Sicily under Greek influence, and the Aventine cult of Ceres in Rome was headed by male priests. Many religions that were not part of Rome's earliest state religion offered leadership roles as priests for women, among them the imported cult of Isis and of the Magna Mater "Great Mother", or Cybele.
An epitaph preserves the title sacerdos maxima for a woman who held the highest priesthood of the Magna Mater's temple near the current site of St. Although it was Roman practice to incorporate other religions instead of trying to eradicate them,  the secrecy of some mystery cults was regarded with suspicion.
In BCE, the senate attempted to suppress the Bacchanalsclaiming the secret rites corrupted morality and were a hotbed of political conspiracy.
One provision of the senatorial decree was that only women should serve as priests of the Dionysian religionperhaps to guard against the politicizing of the cult,  since even Roman women who were citizens lacked the right to vote or hold political office.
Priestesses of Liberthe Roman god identified with Dionysusare mentioned by the 1st-century BC scholar Varroas well as indicated by epigraphic evidence. A magistra or ministra would have been responsible for the regular maintenance of a cult. Epitaphs provide the main evidence for these priesthoods, and the woman is often not identified in terms of her marital status.
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