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Ariel’s Theme Proposal

I Sogdians Socially Yes, the Sogdians were merchants. However, we have learned that the Sogdians loved music, drinking, and dancing. I want to explore what their social traditions and rituals were. I doubt they drank purely because they liked to be drunk. What were their customs? Did they have specific rituals containing certain events at [...]

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Joanna’s Theme Proposal

I - Sogdian Women I am interested in studying the roles and status of Sogdian women. The material that we have looked at so far presents women in essentially two contexts: as wives, or as “dancing girls”, the latter bearing a connection to either an appearance or a reality of prostitution. Valerie Hansen notes that [...]

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