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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801883105

ISBN-13: 9780801883101

Pub. Date: 08/23/2005

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883101
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/23/2005
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION
Acknowledgments
WOMEN'S VOICES
Female poets/Men's words in women's mouths
I.MEN'S OPINIONS
Praise/Invective
II.PHILOSOPHERS ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN
III.LEGAL STATUS IN THE GREEK WORLD
Crete/Athens/Amorgos/Sparta/Thera/Smyrna/Egypt
IV.LEGAL STATUS IN THE ROMAN WORLD
Early Rome/The Roman jurists/Roman Egypt
V.PUBLIC LIFE
Women's bravery in legend and history/Political life/Women's organizations/Inscriptions Honouring Benefactresses and Philanthropist
Victors
VI.PRIVATE LIFE
Correct behavior/Education of females/Intellectual life/Women and women/Women and men/Babies/Parents and children/The home/Celebrations/Epitaphs
VII.OCCUPATIONS
Apprenticeship/Self-employment and entrepreneurship/Prostitution/Women gladiators/The arts and entertainment/Skilled labour/Sales and services/Agriculture/Other records of women's employment
VIII.MEDICINE AND ANATOMY
Philosophers observe nature/Writings of practising physicians/Writings on medical matters by laymen/Case histories from epitaphs/Female medical practitioners
IX.RELIGION
Dionysus,Bacchus/Hera/Demeter,Ceres/Athena/Artemis/Aphrodite/Asclepius/Serapis/Vesta/Bona Dea/Isis/Witchcraft/Priestesses/Christianity/Late Pagan 'Saints'
ABBREVIATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
CONCORDANCE OF SOURCES
INDEX

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