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Encyclopedia of women in the ancient world

Author: Joyce E Salisbury
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2001.
Series: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This extensive and engaging A-to-Z encyclopedia, illustrated with many rare and revealing images, tells the stories of the famous and the ordinary, treating subjects as diverse as Greek heroine cults, the daily life of the German warrior women and the intrigue, glory and power of ancient Romeʼs imperial women. Hundreds of well-researched entries, each with suggestions for further reading, give a rounded view of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
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History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salisbury, Joyce E.
Encyclopedia of women in the ancient world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2001
(OCoLC)607144053
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce E Salisbury
ISBN: 1576070921 9781576070925 1576075850 9781576075852
OCLC Number: 45661619
Awards: Winner of Editors' Choice 2001 Reference 2002 (United States)
Description: xxiii, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Abortion --
Agnes --
Agrippina the Elder --
Agrippina the Younger --
Alexandra Salome --
Amazons --
Anna --
Anyte of Tegea --
Aphrodite --
Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles --
Aristodama of Smyrna --
Arsinoe II --
Arsinoe III --
Artemis --
Artemisia --
Artists Hellenistic --
Asella --
Aspasia --
Athena --
Bathsheba --
(Julia) Berenice --
Berenice I --
Berenice II --
Blaesilla --
Blandina --
Boudicca --
Caerellia --
Calpurnia --
Cartimandua --
Cassandra --
Catal Huyuk --
Ceres --
Christian Women --
Cleopatra I The Syrian --
Cleopatra II --
Cleopatra III --
Cleopatra V Selene --
Cleopatra VII --
Cleopatra Selene Apene --
Cleopatra Thea --
Clodia --
Cloelia --
Clothing --
Clytemnestra --
Constantina --
Contraception --
Corinna of Tanagra --
Cornelia Roman Matron --
Cornelia Wife of Roman Dictator --
Cosmetics --
Cybele --
Danae --
Daphne --
Deborah --
Delilah --
Delphic Oracle --
Demeter --
Diana --
Dido --
Dinah --
Diotima of Mantinea --
Dynamis --
Egeria --
Egyptian Women --
Electra --
Elen Luyddog --
Elizabeth --
Enheduanna --
Erinna of Telos --
Esther --
Etruscan Women --
Eudocia --
Eudoxia --
Eulalia of Merida --
Euphrosyne Castissima --
Europa --
Eurydice --
Eurydice I --
Eustochium --
Eve --
Fausta --
Faustina the Younger --
Felicity --
Flaccilla --
Fulvia --
Gaea --
Galla Placidia --
Germanic Tribal Women --
Glaphyra --
Greek Heroine Cults --
Greek Athenian Women --
Gynecology --
Hagnodice --
Hannah --
Hatshepsut --
Helen of Troy in Greek Mythology --
Helena --
Hera --
Herodias --
Hestia --
Hipparchia --
Honoria --
Hortensia --
Hypatia --
Io --
Ishtar --
Isis --
Jewelry --
Jewish Women --
Jezebel --
Judith --
Julia. Julia Domna --
Julia Maesa --
Julia Mamaea --
Junia --
Juno --
Justina --
Laodice I --
Leah --
Leontium --
Livia --
Lucretia --
Lydia --
Maccabean Martyrs --
Macha Mong Ruadh --
Macrina the Younger --
Maenads --
Marcella --
Marcia --
Maria --
Mariamne --
Martha Christian Woman --
Martha Persian Martyr --
Martyrs --
Mary --
Mary Magdalene --
Mary of Egypt --
Medb --
Medea --
Medusa --
Melania the Elder --
Melania the Younger --
Meryt Neith --
Messalina --
Minerva --
Minoan Women --
Miriam --
Monica --
Motherhood Roman --
Muses --
Mythology --
Naomi --
Nefertiti --
Niobe --
Nitocris --
Nossis of Locri --
Nymphs --
Octavia --
Olympias Christian Deaconess --
Olympias Macedonian Queen --
Olympic Games --
Pamphila --
Pandora --
Pasiphae --
Paula --
Paulina --
Pelagia --
Penelope --
Perpetua the Martyr --
Persian Women --
Phila --
Philomela --
Philosophers Greek --
Plancia Magna --
Plotina --
Pompeia --
Poppaea Sabina --
Porcia --
Prisca --
Proba --
Prostitution --
Prostitution Sacred --
Pudentilla --
Pulcheria --
Rachel --
Rahab --
Rebekah --
Rhea Silvia --
Rizpah --
Roman Women --
Ruth --
Sabina --
Sabine Women --
Salome I --
Salome II --
Sappho of Lesbos --
Sarah --
Sarai --
Servilia --
Sexuality --
Sibyls --
Sirens --
Sobeknofru --
Sophoniba --
Sosipatra --
Spartan Women --
Stone Age Art --
Stratonice I --
Sulpicia --
Susanna --
Tabitha --
Tarbo --
Terentia --
Teuta --
Thais --
Theano --
Thecla --
Thekla --
Tiy --
Tullia --
Turia --
Twosret --
Valeria --
Venus --
Verginia --
Vestal Virgins --
Veturia --
Work --
Xanthippe --
Zenobia --
Zipporah.
Series Title: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Other Titles: Women in the ancient world
Responsibility: Joyce E. Salisbury ; foreword by Mary Lefkowitz.
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