Chapter Twenty-Five. Gender1

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub Professor Director2 and
  2. Hans van Wees Professor3
  1. Lin Foxhall Professor

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch25

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

How to Cite

Foxhall, L. (2009) Gender1, in A Companion to Archaic Greece (eds K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631230458

Online ISBN: 9781444308761



  • gender and social organization - range of sources from the archaic period;
  • women and men in Homer;
  • Iliad 1 - causality and gender relations;
  • women, men and ideologies of gender;
  • gender in Early Greek Poetry - Iambic and lyric verse;
  • Semonides and tradition of misogyny;
  • gender and material culture - exploring gender through material objects;
  • gender and housing in archaic Greece


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Women and Men in Homer

  • Hesiod and the Institutionalization of Misogyny

  • Gender in Early Greek Poetry: Iambic and Lyric Verse

  • Gender and Material Culture

  • Conclusions: Gender in Context