Primary and Secondary Sources for Roman festival presentations:
Festivals for research: Please choose one of these festivals for tomorrow’s research session. After doing some research tomorrow, you may opt for a different festival. By the end of tomorrow’s research session you should have a festival chosen for assignment two. Keep in mind that you may need to research not only the festival, but also aspects of the festival, such as games (athletic competitions), theater events, and sacrifice.
Primary sources for festivals related to Dionysus: Rice, David G. and John E. Stambaugh, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. (“The Cults of Dionysus,” pages 146-57.)
The Optional primary source for festivals related to Dionysus: Rice, David G. and John E. Stambaugh, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009. (“The Cults of Dionysus,” pages 146-57.)
The primary source readings listed below are all from the same source:
Warrior, Valerie M. Greek Religion. A Sourcebook. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2009.
This is an excellent quick reference for gods, terms, and primary source authors, and it includes maps and bibliography for Greek religion and festivals:gods, glossary, primary sources, maps, bibliography
Here is a website where you can access primary source texts, if you have encountered an author or passage that you would like to explore more (we’re going to go over how to use this website on Thursday):