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Gender, domesticity, and the age of Augustus : inventing private life

Author: Kristina Milnor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford studies in classical literature and gender theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early Roman Empire, women's domestic roles were given new public prominence. Through an examination of early imperial representations of women's activities and responsibilities within the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Milnor
ISBN: 0199235724 9780199235728
OCLC Number: 903003262
Notes: Originally published 2005.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Goodwin Award of Merit 2006.
Description: xii, 360 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Reading and Writing Gender on the Augustan Palatine --
2. Other Men's Wives: Domesticity and Display in Vitruvius' de Architectura --
3. Women, History, and the Law --
4. A Domestic Disturbance: Talking About the Triumvirs in the Early Empire --
5. Natural Urges: Marriage, Philosophy, and the Work of the House --
Epilogue. Burning Down the House: Nero and the End of Julian-Claudian Rule.
Series Title: Oxford studies in classical literature and gender theory.
Other Titles: Inventing private life
Responsibility: Kristina Milnor.

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Review from previous edition ...[a] fine new study. * Matthew Leigh, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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