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Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Sharon L James Sheila Dillon (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) 9781405192842
Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Sharon L James Sheila Dillon (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) 9781405192842
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Title: A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Author: James, Sharon L Sheila Dillon (eds)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405192842

Volumes: 1; Pages: 656

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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 antiquityContentsList of Illustrations ixNotes on Contributors xviPreface and Acknowledgments xxiiAbbreviations xxiiiMaps xxviIntroduction 1PART I Women Outside Athens and Rome 5Case Study I: The Mother Goddess in Prehistory: Debates and Perspectives 7Lauren Talalay1 Women in Ancient Mesopotamia 11Amy R. Gansell2 Hidden Voices: Unveiling Women in Ancient Egypt 25Kasia Szpakowska3 Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean Women: Paths of Feminist Scholarship Towards the Aegean Bronze Age 38Marianna Nikola�dou4 Women in Homer 54Cristiana Franco5 Etruscan Women: Towards a Reappraisal 66Vedia IzzetPART II The Archaic and Classical Periods 79Case Study II: Sex and the Single Girl: The Cologne Fragment of Archilochus 81Sharon L. James6 Woman, City, State: Theories, Ideologies, and Concepts in the Archaic and Classical Periods 84Madeleine M. Henry and Sharon L. James7 Women and Law 96Barbara Levick8 Women and Medicine 107Holt Parker9 Reading the Bones: Interpreting the Skeletal Evidence for Women?s Lives in Ancient Greece 125Maria A. Liston10 Approaches to Reading Attic Vases 141Kathryn Topper11 Spartan Girls and the Athenian Gaze 153Jenifer Neils12 Interpreting Women in Archaic and Classical Greek Sculpture 167A. A. Donohue13 Dress and Adornment in Archaic and Classical Greece 179Mireille M. Lee14 Women and Religion in Greece 191Eva Stehle15 Women and Roman Religion 204Lora L. Holland16 Women in Magna Graecia 215Gillian ShepherdPART III Women in a Cosmopolitan World: The Hellenistic and Late Republican Periods 229Case Study III: Hellenistic Tanagra Figurines 231Sheila DillonCase Study IV: Domestic Female Slaves in Roman Comedy 235Sharon L. James17 Female Patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman Republican Periods 238Anne Bielman18 Women on Hellenistic Grave Stelai: Reading Images and Texts 249Christina A. Salowey19 Female Portraiture in the Hellenistic Period 263Sheila Dillon20 Women and Family in Menander 278Cheryl A. Cox21 Gender and Space, 'Public' and 'Private' 288Monika Tr�mper22 Oikos Keeping: Women and Monarchy in the Macedonian Tradition 304Elizabeth D. Carney23 The Women of Ptolemaic Egypt: The View from Papyrology 316Maryline Parca24 Jewish Women: Texts and Contexts 329Laura S. Lieber25 Women, Education, and Philosophy 343Marguerite Deslauriers26 Perceptions of Women's Power in the Late Republic: Terentia, Fulvia, and the Generation of 63 BCE 354T. Corey BrennanPART IV The Beginnings of Empire 367Case Study V: Vergil's Dido 369Sharon L. James27 Women in Augustan Rome 372Judith P. Hallett28 Women in Augustan Literature 385Alison Keith29 Women on the Bay of Naples 400Eve D'Ambra30 Early Imperial Female Portraiture 414Elizabeth Bartman31 Portraits, Prestige, Piety: Images of Women in Roman Egypt 423Christina RiggsPART V From Empire to Christianity 437Case Study VI: Female Portraiture in Palmyra 439Maura K. Heyn32 Women in Imperial Roman Literature 442Rhiannon Ash33 Female Portraiture and Female Patronage in the High Imperial Period 453Rachel Meyers34 Women in Roman Britain 467Lindsay Allason-Jones35 Public Roles for Women in the Cities of the Latin West 478Emily A. Hemelrijk36 Rari exempli femina: Female Virtues on Roman Funerary Inscriptions 491Werner Riess37 Women in Late Antique Egypt 502Jennifer Sheridan Moss38 Representations of Women in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium 513Ioli Kalavrezou39 Becoming Christian 524Ross S. KraemerAppendix: Women in Late Antiquity (Apart from Egypt): A Bibliography 539References 545Index of Women 605Subject Index 611
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