Thompson, Lindsay J.

Lindsay J. Thompson is Assistant Professor of Management at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University.

THE ROLE OF THE VESTAL VIRGINS IN ROMAN CIVIC RELIGION A Structuralist Study of the crimen incesti
2010 0-7734-4765-2
This study introduces a question, somewhat disregarded or discounted in recent years, regarding the link between the Vestals and early Christian consecrated virgins. In a political interpretation of the ancient Roman virginity cult, this work demonstrates that female virginity was understood by both Christian and non-Christian Romans as a symbolic analogue of the securely intact body politic.

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