Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation / Edition 3

Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation / Edition 3

by Mary R. Lefkowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801883105

ISBN-13: 9780801883101

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's

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This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, as well as property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and pagan cults.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883101
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
226,903
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IWomen's voices
Female poets
Men's words in women's mouths
IIMen's opinions
Praise
Invective
IIIPhilosophers on the role of women
IVLegal status in the Greek world
Crete
Athens
Amorgos
Sparta
Egypt
VLegal status in the Roman world
Early Rome
The Roman jurists
Roman Egypt
VIPublic life
Women's bravery in legend and history
Political life
Women's organisations
Honorific inscriptions
VIIPrivate life
Correct behaviour
Education of females
Intellectual life
Women and women
Women and men
Babies
Parents and children
The home
Celebrations
Epitaphs
VIIIOccupations
Apprenticeship
Self-employment
Prostitution
Women gladiators
The arts and entertainment
Skilled labour
Sales and services
Other records of women's employment
IXMedicine and anatomy
Philosophers observe nature
Writings of practising physicians
Writings on medical matters by laymen
Case histories from inscriptions
Female medical practitioners
XReligion
Dionysus/Bacchus
Hera
Demeter
Athena
Artemis
Aphrodite
Asclepius
Serapis
Vesta
Bona Dea
Witchcraft
Priestesses
Christianity
Late pagan 'saints'

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