Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

by Ross Shepard Kraemer

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ISBN-13: 9780190453923
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/27/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

A native of New York City, Ross Shepard Kraemer majored in Religion at Smith College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University. She is the author and editor of numerous books and scholarly articles on women's religions in the Greco-Roman world, particularly Christian and Jewish women. She is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University, where she has taught since 2000.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Four short stories: a Bacchic courtesan, the reporter from Hell, the daughters of rabbis, a Christian matron in Rome 3. Spouses of Wisdom: Philo's Therapeutae, reconsidered 4. Thecla of Iconium, reconsidered 5. Artemisia of Minorca: Gender and the Conversion of the Jews in the 5th century 6. Veturia of Rome and Rufina of Smyrna as Counterbalance: Women Officeholders in Ancient Synagogues and Gentile Adopters of Judean Practices 7. Rethinking Gender, History and Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean Bibliography Abbreviations Index

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