10. Women's Social Networks and Female Friendship in the Ancient Greek City

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. Claire Taylor

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch10

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Taylor, C. (2012) Women's Social Networks and Female Friendship in the Ancient Greek City, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • women's roles within the ancient Greek city;
  • women's social networks, and female friendship;
  • women and ancient Greek environment, two spheres;
  • social networks, transversing line between public, private;
  • bridging, bonding, and women's social networks;
  • oikos, a wife's status enhanced, lynchpin between the two households;
  • women bridging social capital, adoption into a new oikos;
  • women's social identities in the community, civic participation;
  • Status homophily, and friendship, in the ancient world;
  • the Rhodian women's social power, Parian women, and the Paros

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bridging and bonding: women's social networks in action

  • Women's social capital and civic engagement

  • Female friendship in the Greek city

  • Conclusions: women and the Greek city