A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Sharon L. James, Sheila Dillon
John Wiley & Sons, 13 feb. 2012 - 704 pagina's
Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title
Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

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: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more
  • Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation
  • Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

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List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Mother Goddess in Prehistory
Hidden Voices Unveiling Women
Women and Literacy
Recommended Further Reading
Jewish Women Texts and Contexts 1 Background The Nature of the Sources
Changing Ideals of Femininity
Childhood and Education
Religious Practices and Identity
Women in Community Life
Marriage and Divorce

Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean
Women in Homer
Etruscan Women Towards a Reappraisal
The Archaic and Classical
Woman City State Theories Ideologies
Women and
Women on Trial
Reading the Bones Interpreting
Approaches to Reading Attic Vases
Spartan Girls and the Athenian Gaze
Interpreting Women in Archaic
Dress and Adornment in Archaic
Women and Religion in Greece
Women and Roman Religion
Women in Magna Graecia
Domestic Architecture
Domestic Female Slaves in Roman
Women on Hellenistic Grave Stelai
Female Portraiture in the Hellenistic
Women and Family in Menander
Gender and Space Public and Private
Oikos Keeping Women and Monarchy
The Women of Ptolemaic Egypt The View
Women and Property
Women Education and Philosophy 1 Introduction Issues and Evidence
Some Women Philosophers
Philosophical Issues Concerning Women
Perceptions of Womens Power in the Late Republic Terentia Fulvia and the Generation of 63
Clodius Wife in her Generation and the Next
Military Wives in the Republic
Legitimate Materna Auctoritas
Untethered Women
The Beginnings of Empire
Women in Augustan Literature
Women on the Bay of Naples
Early Imperial Female Portraiture
Portraits Prestige Piety Images
From Empire to Christianity
Women in Imperial Roman Literature
in the High Imperial Period
Recommended Further Reading
Public Roles for Women in the Cities
Rari exempli femina Female Virtues
Women in Late Antique Egypt
The Sources
Becoming Christian
Index of Women
Subject Index

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Sharon L. James is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy (2003), and the forthcoming Women in Greek and Roman New Comedy.

Sheila Dillon is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University with a secondary appointment in the Department of Classical Studies. She is the author of Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture (2006), and The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (2010).

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