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Pandora's daughters : the role and status of women in Greek and Roman antiquity

Author: Eva Cantarella; Maureen B Fant; Mary R Lefkowitz
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expanded and updated for this English-language translation, this book offers the first history of women in ancient Greece and Rome to be written from a legal perspective. Cantarella demonstrates how literary, anecdotal. and judicial sources can and cannot be used to discover that Greek and Roman men thought about women.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cantarella, Eva.
Pandora's daughters.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)654452421
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Cantarella; Maureen B Fant; Mary R Lefkowitz
ISBN: 0801831938 9780801831935 080183385X 9780801833854
OCLC Number: 13424591
Notes: Translation of: L'ambiguo malanno.
Description: xiv, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Weaving of Discrimination --
Problems of Method --
Greece --
Matriarchy in Prehistory, Myth, and History --
The Neolithic Period --
Minoan Society: The Mediterranean Great Mother --
The Mycenaean Kingdoms --
Myths of Matriarchy: Amazons and the Lemnian Women --
Interpreting Myth: Forgotten History or Unthinkable World? --
Women and the Origin of Cities --
Female Initiation Ceremonies --
Origins of Western Misogyny --
The Homeric Poems --
Hesiod and Semonides --
Exclusion from the Polis --
The First Legislators --
The Classical Period --
Philosophers and Women --
The Reproduction Debate: Does Woman Contribute? --
Socrates and Aspasia --
The Virtues of Women --
Plato: Feminist? --
Aristotle: Woman-Matter --
Women and Literature --
Women in Classical Literature --
Lettered Women --
Homosexuality and Love --
Homosexual Love in Myth --
Crete and Sparta: The Role of Homosexuality in Initiation --
Homosexuality and Bisexual Divinities --
Plato --
Female Homosexuality --
The Hellenistic Age: New Images, Old Stereotypes --
Legal Status: Toward Equality --
Women and Political Power --
Women in Literature --
Rome --
The Hypothesis of Matriarchy --
The Protoagricultural Phase --
Tanaquil and Etruscan Women --
Traces of Ancient Collective Marriage? --
The Ancient Ethnographers --
The Debate on the Matriarchy --
The Period of the Kings and the Republic --
Legal Status of Women --
Social Status of Women --
The Principate and the Empire: --
The Emancipation of Women? --
The Centuries of Expansion.
Other Titles: Ambiguo malanno.
Responsibility: Eva Cantarella ; translated by Maureen B. Fant ; with a foreword by Mary R. Lefkowitz.

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by gkatsa (WorldCat user on 2006-08-08)

Foreword Translator's note Preface Introduction The weaving of discrimination Probles of method I. GREECE One - Matriarchy in prehistory, myth, and history The Neolithic Period Minoan society: the Mediterranean Great Mother The Mycenaean kingdoms Mythos of matriarchy: Amazons and the Lemnian women Interpreting myth: forgotten history or unthinkable world? Women and teh origin of cities Female initiation ceremonies Conclusions Two - Origins of Western Misogyny The Homeric pems Hesiod and Semonides Three- Exclusion from the Polis The first legislators The Classical period Four - Philosophers and women The reproduction debate: does woman contribute? Socrates and Aspasia The virtues of women Plato: feminist? Aristotle: Woman - Matter Conclusions Five - Women and literature Women in Classical literature Lettered women Six - Homosexuality and love Homosexual love in myth Crete and Sparta: the role of homosexuality in initiation Homosexuality and bisexual divinities Plato Female homosexuality Seven - The Hellenistic Age: new images, old stereotypes Legal status: toward equality Women and political power Women in literature Conclusions II. ROME Eight - The Hypothesis of Matriarchy The protoagricultural phase Tanaquil and Etruscan women Traces of ancient collective marriage? The ancient ethnographers The debate on the matriarchy Nine - The period of the kings and the republic Legal status of women Social status of women Ten - The Principate and the Empire The emancipation of women? The centuries of expansion The fall of the Empire Eleven - The Byzantine Empire Conclusion Abbraviations used in the notes Notes Index Books in the series

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