A Yellow Dress at Chilly Brauron: The Taming of Wild Girls

Authors

  • Kate Slater

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i4.31

Keywords:

paganism, women, feminism, sexuality

Abstract

Two years ago, I set out to write a historical novel about the Eleusinian Mysteries. On the way to Eleusis I turned in the opposite direction, following another ancient pilgrimage, to the marshy shores of Brauron, and the childhood of women, where the story begins.

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Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Slater, K. (2020). A Yellow Dress at Chilly Brauron: The Taming of Wild Girls. Pomegranate, 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i4.31

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