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By Vasiliki Limberis

Divine Heiress explores the very important position of the Virgin Mary within the cultural and non secular lifetime of Constantinople in past due antiquity. It indicates how she used to be remodeled from a humble Jewish maiden right into a divine determine and supernatural protector of Constantinople.
Vasiliki Limberis examines the cult of Mary within the context of the spiritual tradition of the Mediterranean international and the imperial Christianity of the Roman Empire. the writer seems in any respect the facts for the cult yet will pay specific recognition to the early hymns to the virgin. those hymns preserved the robust indigenous goddess traditions of Demeter/Persephone, Isis, Hecate and Athena. via learning them the writer locations the cult of Mary in its historic and cultural context.

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