9780415113694

Women in Antiquity: New Assessments

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    9780415113694

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    0415113695

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1995-11-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The study of gender in classical antiquity has undergone rapid and wide-ranging development in the past two decades. This collection of assessments has been written by some of the most influential experts in this field from all over the world. The contributors reassess the role of women in diverse contexts and areas, such as archaic and classical Greek literature and culture, Roman imperial politics, ancient medicine and early Christianity. Some offer original interpretations of topics which have been widely discussed over the last twenty years; others highlight new areas of research. Women in Antiquity: New Assessmentsreflects and expands on existing scholarly debates on the status and representation of women in the ancient world. It focuses on methodology, and suggests areas for research and improvement. It is invaluable and engaging reading for all students and teachers of ancient history.

Table of Contents

List of plates
vii
List of figures
viii
List of tables
ix
List of journal abbreviations
x
Preface xiii
Notes on contributors xvi
From `daily life' to `demography'
1(20)
Beryl Rawson
Ideology and `the status of women' in ancient Greece
21(23)
Marilyn A. Katz
Approaching women through myth: vital tool or self-delusion?
44(14)
Ken Dowden
Signifying difference: the myth of Pandora
58(17)
Froma I. Zeitlin
The cults of Demeter and Kore
75(22)
Lucia Nixon
Women's ritual and men's work in ancient Athens
97(14)
Lin Foxhall
Women's identity and the family in the classical polis
111(11)
Sarah B. Pomeroy
Some Pythagorean female virtues
122(13)
Voula Lambropoulou
Self-help, self-knowledge: in search of the patient in Hippocratic gynaecology
135(14)
Helen King
Women who suffer from a man's disease: the example of satyriasis and the debate on affections specific to the sexes
149(17)
Danielle Gourevitch
Re-reading (Vestal) virginity
166(12)
Mary Beard
Male power and legitimacy through women: the domus Augusta under the Julio-Claudians
178(16)
Mireille Corbier
Women and elections in Pompeii
194(13)
Liisa Savunen
A woman's voice - Laronia's role in Juvenal Satire 2
207(13)
S.H. Braund
Aemilia Pudentilla: or the wealthy widow's choice
220(13)
Elaine Fantham
Female sanctity in the Greek calendar: the Synaxarion of Constantinople
233(15)
Anna Wilson
Select bibliography 248(17)
Index 265

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