Women's Life in Greece and Rome

Women's Life in Greece and Rome

by Mary R. Lefkowitz
     
 

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This highly acclaimed collection provides a rare look into the private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes -- wet nurses, prostitutes, poets, gladiators, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition offers new texts in nearly every section, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through

Overview

This highly acclaimed collection provides a rare look into the private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes -- wet nurses, prostitutes, poets, gladiators, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition offers new texts in nearly every section, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, but also on property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and witchcraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801828669
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mary R. Lefkowitz is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities at Wellesley. Maureen B. Fant is an independent writer and scholar living in Rome.

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