A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Editor(s): Sharon L. James, Sheila Dillon

Published Online: 13 FEB 2012 09:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192842

Online ISBN: 9781444355024

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355024

About this Book

Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Awarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world
  • Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more
  • Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation
  • Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Women Outside Athens and Rome

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  2. Part II: The Archaic and Classical Periods

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  3. Part III: Women in a Cosmopolitan World: The Hellenistic and Late Republican Periods

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  4. Part IV: The Beginnings of Empire

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  5. Part V: From Empire to Christianity

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