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Women in the classical world : image and text

Author: Elaine Fantham; Helene P Foley; Natalie Kampen; Sarah B Pomeroy; H Alan Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history. The vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus, riddled with gaps. The inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young, but we do not know if the grave's marble stele shows Mnesarete, or simply a ready-made design chosen by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women in the classical world.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Fantham; Helene P Foley; Natalie Kampen; Sarah B Pomeroy; H Alan Shapiro
ISBN: 0195067274 9780195067279 0195098625 9780195098624
OCLC Number: 27265657
Description: xii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Women in archaic Greece : talk in praise and blame --
Spartan women : women in a warrior society --
Women in classical Athens : heroines and housewives --
Amazons : women in control --
The Hellenistic period : women in a cosmopolitan world --
Medicine : the "proof" of anatomy / Lesley Dean-Jones --
Republican Rome I : from marriage by capture to partnership in war, the proud women of early Rome --
Etruscan women / Larissa Bonfante --
Republican Rome II : women in a wealthy society, aristocratic and working women from the second century B.C.E. --
The "new women" : representation and reality --
Women, family, and sexuality in the age of Augustus and the Julio-Claudians --
The women of Pompeii --
Women of the high and later empire : conformity and diversity.
Responsibility: Elaine Fantham [and others].
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This study integrates a wide range of material on the women of ancient Greece and Rome into one volume. It gathers primary written and visual documentation on the lives of these women and presents  Read more...


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