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Name Stephanie Budin
Position Independent Scholar
Institutional Affiliation Independent Scholar
Latitude 39.915243
Longitude -75.072930
Research Interests

ancient history, ancient Greece, ancient Near East, women's history, ancient sexuality, ancient prostitution, mythology, ancient religion, History, Ancient Near East, and Hebrew Bible

Websites http://independent.academia.edu/StephanieBudin

Women in Antiquity: Real Women Across the Ancient World. Routledge Press. London, UK. (Co-edited with Jean MacIntosh Turfa) Forthcoming
Artemis. Gods & Heroes of the Ancient World. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY. 2015
Intimate Lives of the Ancient Greeks. Praeger Publishers. Santa Barbara, CA. 2013
Images of Woman and Child from the Bronze Age. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. 2011
The Ancient Greeks: An Introduction. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK. 2009
The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity. CUP. Cambridge, UK. 2008
The Origin of Aphrodite. CDL Press. Bethesda, MD. 2003

“Female Sexuality in Mesopotamia,” “Maternity in Ancient Cyprus,” and “Maternity in the Bronze Age Aegean.” In S.L. Budin and J.M. Turfa (eds.) Women in Antiquity: Real Women Across the Ancient World. Routledge Press. London, UK. Forthcoming
“Gender in the Tale of Aqhat.” In S. Svärd and A. Garcia-Ventura (eds.) Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East. Eisenbrauns. Winona Lake. Forthcoming
“The Big Bang: Phallic Fertility in Egypt and the Ancient Near East.” In N. Hopwood, R. Flemming and L. Kassell (eds.) Reproduction from Antiquity to the Present. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. Forthcoming
“Aphrodite,” “Hierodouloi,” “Sacred Prostitution,” “Anat,” “Baal,” “The Anat-Baal Cycle,” and “Šapš” In E. Orlin et al. (ed.) Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Routledge Press. New York. Forthcoming
“Sexuality: Ancient Near East.” In P. Whelehan and A. Bolin (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken. 2015
“The Nude Female in the Southern Levant: A Mixing of Syro-Mesopotamian and Egyptian Iconographies.” In C. Doumet-Serhal (ed.) Cult and Ritual on the Levantine Coast and its Impact on the Eastern Mediterranean Realm. BAAL Hors-Série X. Beirut, 315–335. 2015
“Gender and Fertility in the Ancient Near East and Egypt.” In N. Sorkin Rabinowitz and J.E. Robson (eds.) Sex in Antiquity: New Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World. Routledge Press. New York, 30–49. 2014
“Introduction.” Bulfinch’s Mythology. Canterbury Classics. San Diego, xi–xviii. 2014
“Mother or Sister? Finding Adolescent Girls in Minoan Figural Art.” In A. Kieburg and S. Morrow (eds.) Mädchen im Altertum /Girls in Antiquity. Waxmann Verlag. Munich, 93–104. 2014
“Before Kypris was Aphrodite.” In D. Sugimoto (ed.) Transformation of a Goddess: Ishtar—Astarte—Aphrodite. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 263, 195–215. 2014
“Introduction.” The King James Bible. Baker & Taylor. San Diego. 2013
“Stand Alone Complex and the Problem of Ancient History.” The Ancient World XLII, 2, 223–244. 2011
“Introduction.” The Iliad and the Odyssey. Canterbury Classics. San Diego, vii–xiv. 2011
“A New Look at the Mavrospelio ‘Kourotrophos’.” Aegean Archaeology Vol. 9, 91–103. 2011
“Maternity, Children, and ‘Mother Goddesses’ in Minoan Iconography.” Journal of Prehistoric Religion XXII, 6–38. 2010
“Aphrodite Enoplion.” In A.C. Smith and S. Pickup (eds.) Brill’s Companion to Aphrodite. E.J. Brill. Leiden, 79–112. 2010
“Girl, Woman, Mother, Goddess: Bronze Age Cypriot Terracotta Figurines.” Medelhavsmuseet. Focus on the Mediterranean 5, 76–88. 2009
“Strabo’s Hierodules: Corinth, Comana, and Eryx.” In T. Scheer and M. Linder (eds.) Tempelprostitution zwischen griechischer Antike und Vorderem Orient. Verlag Antike. Berlin, 198–220. 2009
“Simonides’ Corinthian Epigram.” Classical Philology 103.4, 335–353. 2008
“Ancient Prostitution” and “Sacred Prostitution.” In M.H. Ditmore (ed.) Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work. Greenwood Press. Westport. 2006
“Sacred Prostitution in the First Person.” In L. McClure and C. Faraone (eds.) Prostitutes & Courtesans in the Ancient World. University of Wisconsin Press. Madison, 77–92. 2006
“Minoan Asherah?” In J. Clarke (ed.) Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean. British Academy Monograph Series. London, 188–197. 2005
“A Reconsideration of the Aphrodite-Ashtart Syncretism.” Numen 51.2, 95–145. 2004
“Pallakai, Prostitutes, and Prophetesses.” Classical Philology 98.2, 148–159. 2003

“Creating a Goddess of Sex.” In N. Serwint and D. Bolder (eds.) Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. ASOR. Boston, 315–324.
“Women” and “Gender.” In G. Speake (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy & Dearborn Publishers, Ltd. London. 2000

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