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A companion to women in the ancient world

Author: Sharon L James; Sheila Dillon
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world: The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world; Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon L James; Sheila Dillon
ISBN: 9781119025542 1119025540 9781405192842 1405192844
OCLC Number: 902660234
Description: xxiv, 616 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: part I. Women outside Athens and Rome. Case study I : the mother goddess in prehistory : debates and perspectives --
Women in Ancient Mesopotamia --
Hidden voices : unveiling women in Ancient Egypt --
Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean women : paths of feminist scholarship towards the Aegean Bronze Age --
Women in Homer --
Etruscan women : towards a reappraisal --
part II. The Archaic and Classical periods. Case study II : sex and the single girl : the Cologne fragment of Archilochus --
Woman, city, state : theories, ideologies and concepts in the Archaic and Classical periods --
Women and law --
Women and medicine --
Reading the bones : interpreting the skeletal evidence for women's lives in Ancient Greece --
Approaches to reading Attic vases --
Spartan girls and the Athenian gaze --
Interpreting women in Archaic and Classical Greek sculpture --
Dress and adornment in Archaic and Classical Greece --
Women and religion in Greece --
Women and Roman religion --
Women in Magna Graecia --
part III. Women in a cosmopolitan world : the Hellenistic and Late Republican periods. Case study III : Hellenistic Tanagra figurines --
Case study IV : domestic female slaves in Roman comedy --
Female patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods --
Women on Hellenistic grave stelai : reading images and texts --
Female portraiture in the Hellenistic period --
Women and family in Menander --
Gender and space, "public" and "private" --
Oikos keeping : women and monarchy in the Macedonian tradition --
The women of Ptolemaic Egypt : the view from papyrology --
Jewish women : texts and contexts --
Women, education and philosophy --
Perceptions of women's power in the Late Republic : Terentia, Fulvia and the generation of 63 BCE --
part IV. THe beginnings of Empire. Case study V : Vergil's Dido --
Women in Augustan Rome --
Women in Augustan literature --
Women on the Bay of Naples --
Early imperial female portraiture --
Portraits, prestige, piety : images of women in Roman Egypt --
part V. From Empire to Christianity. Case study VI : female portraiture in Palmyra --
Women in Imperial Roman literature --
Female portraiture and female patronage in the High Imperial period --
Women in Roman Britain --
Public roles for women in the cities of the Latin West --
Rari exempli femina : female virtues on Roman funerary inscriptions --
Women in Late Antique Egypt --
Representations of women in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium --
Becoming Christian.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon.

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