Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Editor/Author James, Sharon L. and Dillon, Sheila
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $228.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $343.42
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9284-2
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 100
Book Status: Available

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. Emphasizes 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

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