Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt: A Sourcebook

Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt: A Sourcebook

by Jane Rowlandson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521582121

ISBN-13: 9780521582124

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book makes available to students and other non-specialists a varied collection of over three hundred translated texts and fifty illustrations relating to women's lives in Greek and Roman Egypt. These are accompanied by an introductory chapter and full explanatory notes. It makes accessible to all those interested in social history, and in particular the lives of

Overview

This book makes available to students and other non-specialists a varied collection of over three hundred translated texts and fifty illustrations relating to women's lives in Greek and Roman Egypt. These are accompanied by an introductory chapter and full explanatory notes. It makes accessible to all those interested in social history, and in particular the lives of women, this extraordinarily rich body of material from the ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521582124
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of mapsvii
List of figuresvii
List of platesvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
Abbreviationsxii
Notes for the readerxiv
Glossaryxvii
1Introduction
1The purpose of this book1
2Greek and Roman Egypt: historical background3
3The nature of the source material18
2Royalty and religion
Introduction24
IPtolemaic Queens (1-15)25
IIRoman Imperial women (16-20)41
IIIGoddesses (21-26)46
IVPriestesses (27-36)55
VReligion and the Individual (37-48)62
VIChristianity (49-68)70
3Family matters
Introduction84
IPerspectives on the family (69-75)87
IIArchives
A.The archive of Zenon, Philadelphia (76-77)95
B.The Serapeum archive, Memphis (78-83)98
C.The archive of Dryton and Apollonia alias Senmonthis, Pathyris (84-87)105
D.The archive of Tryphon, Oxyrhynchos (88-91)112
E.The archive of Apollonios the strategos and Aline (92-99)118
F.The archive of Kronion, farmer of Tebtynis, and his family (100-103)125
G.The archive of Taesion/Taesis (104-105)133
H.The archive of Gaius Julius Niger (106-107)139
J.The archive of Satornila and her sons (108-110)143
K.The archive of Paniskos and Ploutogenia, Philadelphia (111-115)147
L.The archive of Flavius Dioskoros, Aphrodite (116-117)151
4Status and law
Introduction155
IThe Egyptian background (118-121)156
IIGreek and Egyptian in a colonial society (122-130)162
IIIRoman transformations (131-144)174
IVFreedom and responsibility in developed Roman society (145-156)195
VContinuity and change in the Coptic texts (157-161)212
5Economic activities
Introduction218
IWomen and agricultural land (162-181)218
IIWomen in the non-agricultural economy (182-217)245
6Being female
Introduction280
IBirth, infancy and childhood (218-235)282
IIEducation (236-246)299
IIIMarriage and married life (247-263)312
IVSickness, death and burial (264-279)335
VWeaklings or viragos? The ambiguities of womanhood (280-289)354
List and concordance of texts369
Bibliography382
Index398

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