4. Towards a Female Topography of the Ancient Greek City: Case Studies from Late Archaic and Early Classical Athens (c.520–400 BCE)

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. Lisa C. Nevett

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch4

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Nevett, L. C. (2012) Towards a Female Topography of the Ancient Greek City: Case Studies from Late Archaic and Early Classical Athens (c.520–400 BCE), in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 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:

  • ancient Greek city, c.520–400 BCE, a female topography;
  • female topography of ancient Greek cities, and the urban landscape;
  • domestic sphere, not, a female preserve, a status symbol to males;
  • physical space of the Classical Greek city;
  • female activities, negotiating civic space of Greek cities;
  • women in urban neighbourhoods, spatial and urban landscape;
  • classical Athenian women's behavior, challenging female seclusion;
  • women and the fountain-house, outside confines of homes;
  • women, the tending of graves, in an informal act;
  • The Great Panathenaia, women's in Greek cult practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Four Athenian case-studies

  • Discussion

  • Implications: Late Archaic and Early Classical Athens in a broader geographical and chronological context