Roman Women

Roman Women

by Eve D'Ambra
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521818397

ISBN-13: 9780521818391

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This richly illustrated 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

Overview

This richly illustrated 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 re-create 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 the emotions of women in Roman antiquity.

About the Author:
Eve D'Ambra is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Vassar College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818391
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps and Illustrations     xi
Acknowledgments     xvii
Gender and Status     1
Marriage and the Family     45
Women's Work     93
Public Life     141
Glossary     181
Roman Authors     185
Select Bibliography     189
Index     195

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