Roman Women

Roman Women

by Eve D'Ambra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521580

ISBN-13: 9780521521581

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the daily lives of Roman women by focusing on the mundane and less celebrated aspects of daily life - family and household, work and leisure, worship and social obligations - of women of different social ranks. Using a variety of sources, including literary texts, letters, inscriptions, coins, tableware, furniture, and the fine arts, from the

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This book examines the daily lives of Roman women by focusing on the mundane and less celebrated aspects of daily life - family and household, work and leisure, worship and social obligations - of women of different social ranks. Using a variety of sources, including literary texts, letters, inscriptions, coins, tableware, furniture, and the fine arts, from the late Republic to the high Imperial period, Eve D'Ambra shows how these sources serve as objects of social analysis, rather than simply as documents that recreate how life was lived. She also demonstrates how texts and material objects take part in shaping realities and what they can tell us about the texture of lives and social attitudes, if not emotions of women in Roman antiquity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521581
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,168,302
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gender and status; 2. Marriage and family; 3. Women's work; 4. Public life; Glossary; Roman authors; Selected bibliography.

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