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…  See more details below

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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 maps
List of figures
List of plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes for the reader
Glossary
1Introduction1
2Royalty and religion
IPtolemaic Queens25
IIRoman Imperial women41
IIIGoddesses46
IVPriestesses55
VReligion and the Individual62
VIChristianity70
3Family matters
IPerspectives on the family87
IIArchives
AThe archive of Zenon, Philadelphia95
BThe Serapeum archive, Memphis98
CThe archive of Dryton and Apollonia alias Senmonthis, Pathyris105
DThe archive of Tryphon, Oxyrhynchos112
EThe archive of Apollonios the strategos and Aline118
FThe archive of Kronion, farmer of Tebtynis, and his family125
GThe archive of Taesion/Taesis133
HThe archive of Gaius Julius Niger139
JThe archive of Satornila and her sons143
KThe archive of Paniskos and Ploutogenia, Philadelphia147
LThe archive of Flavius Dioskoros, Aphrodite151
4Status and law
IThe Egyptian background156
IIGreek and Egyptian in a colonial society162
IIIRoman transformations174
IVFreedom and responsibility in developed Roman society195
VContinuity and change in the Coptic texts212
5Economic activities
IWomen and agricultural land218
IIWomen in the non-agricultural economy245
6Being female
IBirth, infancy and childhood282
IIEducation299
IIIMarriage and married life312
IVSickness, death and burial335
VWeaklings or viragos? The ambiguities of womanhood354
List and concordance of texts369
Bibliography382
Index398

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