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.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.