9781576070925

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

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    9781576070925

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    1576070921

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

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Summary

An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world.

Author Biography

Joyce Salisbury, Frankenthal Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Mary Lefkowitz, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College

Table of Contents

List of Entries by Category
xi
Foreword xv
Mary Lefkowitz
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xxi
Genealogical Charts xxiii
Maps
xxvi
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
A
Abortion
1(1)
Agnes
2(1)
Agrippina the Elder
3(1)
Agrippina the Younger
3(3)
Alexandra Salome
6(1)
Amazons
7(2)
Anna
9(1)
Anyte of Tegea
10(1)
Aphrodite
10(2)
Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles
12(3)
Aristodama of Smyrna
15(1)
Arsinoe II
15(3)
Arsinoe III
18(1)
Artemis
18(2)
Artemisia
20(1)
Artists, Hellenistic
21(1)
Asella
21(2)
Aspasia
23(1)
Athena
24(3)
B
Bathsheba
27(1)
(Julia) Berenice
28(2)
Berenice I
30(1)
Berenice II
31(1)
Blaesilla
32(1)
Blandina
33(1)
Boudicca
34(5)
C
Caerellia
39(1)
Calpurnia
39(2)
Cartimandua
41(1)
Cassandra
41(1)
Catal Huyuk
42(2)
Ceres
44(1)
Christian Women
44(4)
Cleopatra I (``The Syrian'')
48(1)
Cleopatra II
49(1)
Cleopatra III
50(1)
Cleopatra V Selene
51(1)
Cleopatra VII
52(2)
Cleopatra Selene Apene
54(1)
Cleopatra Thea
55(2)
Clodia
57(1)
Cloelia
58(2)
Clothing
60(6)
Clytemnestra
66(1)
Constantina
67(1)
Contraception
68(1)
Corinna of Tanagra
69(1)
Cornelia [Roman Matron]
70(1)
Cornelia [Wife of Roman Dictator]
71(1)
Cosmetics
72(2)
Cybele
74(3)
D
Danae
77(1)
Daphne
78(1)
Deborah
78(2)
Delilah
80(2)
Delphic Oracle
82(1)
Demeter
83(1)
Diana
84(1)
Dido
85(1)
Dinah
86(1)
Diotima of Mantinea
87(2)
Dynamis
89(2)
E
Egeria
91(1)
Egyptian Women
92(6)
Electra
98(1)
Elen Luyddog
99(1)
Elizabeth
100(1)
Enheduanna
101(2)
Erinna of Telos
103(1)
Esther
103(3)
Etruscan Women
106(2)
Eudocia
108(2)
Eudoxia
110(1)
Eualia of Merida
111(1)
Euphrosyne (Castissima)
112(2)
Europa
114(2)
Eurydice
116(1)
Eurydice I
116(2)
Eustochium
118(1)
Eve
119(4)
F
Fausta
123(1)
Faustina the Younger
123(2)
Felicity
125(1)
Flaccilla
126(2)
Fulvia
128(3)
G
Gaea
131(1)
Galla Placidia
132(2)
Germanic Tribal Women
134(3)
Glaphyra
137(1)
Greek Heroine Cults
138(1)
Greek (Athenian) Women
139(3)
Gynecology
142(5)
H
Hagnodice
147(1)
Hannah
147(1)
Hatshepsut
148(3)
Helen of Troy in Greek Mythology
151(2)
Helena
153(2)
Hera
155(1)
Herodias
156(1)
Hestia
157(1)
Hipparchia
158(2)
Honoria
160(1)
Hortensia
161(1)
Hypatia
162(3)
I
Io
165(1)
Ishtar
165(1)
Isis
166(5)
J
Jewelry
171(4)
Jewish Women
175(2)
Jezebel
177(1)
Judith
178(2)
Julia
180(2)
Julia Domna
182(1)
Julia Maesa
183(2)
Julia Mamaea
185(1)
Junia
186(1)
Juno
187(1)
Justina
188(3)
L
Laodice I
191(1)
Leah
192(1)
Leontium
192(2)
Livia
194(2)
Lucretia
196(1)
Lydia
197(2)
M
Maccabean Martyrs
199(1)
Macha Mong Ruadh
200(1)
Macrina the Younger
201(1)
Maenads
202(1)
Marcella
203(2)
Marcia
205(2)
Maria
207(1)
Mariamne
208(2)
Martha [Christian Woman]
210(1)
Martha [Persian Martyr]
211(1)
Martyrs
212(3)
Mary
215(1)
Mary Magdalene
216(2)
Mary of Egypt
218(1)
Medb
219(2)
Medea
221(2)
Medusa
223(1)
Melania the Elder
223(2)
Melania the Younger
225(1)
Meryt-Neith
226(1)
Messalina
227(2)
Minerva
229(1)
Minoan Women
229(2)
Miriam
231(2)
Monica
233(1)
Motherhood, Roman
234(4)
Muses
238(1)
Mythology
239(6)
N
Naomi
245(1)
Nefertiti
246(2)
Niobe
248(1)
Nitocris
248(2)
Nossis of Locri
250(3)
O
Octavia
253(1)
Olympias [Christian Deaconess]
254(2)
Olympias [Macedonian Queen]
256(1)
Olympic Games
257(4)
P
Pamphila
261(1)
Pandora
261(2)
Pasiphae
263(1)
Paula
263(2)
Paulina
265(1)
Pelagia
266(2)
Penelope
268(1)
Perpetua the Martyr
268(2)
Persian Women
270(4)
Phila
274(1)
Philomela
275(1)
Philosophers, Greek
276(3)
Plancia Magna
279(2)
Plotina
281(2)
Pompeia
283(1)
Poppaea Sabina
284(1)
Porcia
285(2)
Prisca
287(1)
Proba
287(2)
Prostitution
289(3)
Prostitution, Sacred
292(1)
Pudentilla
293(2)
Pulcheria
295(4)
R
Rachel
299(1)
Rahab
300(1)
Rebekah
301(1)
Rhea Silvia
302(1)
Rizpah
303(1)
Roman Women
304(5)
Ruth
309(2)
S
Sabina
311(1)
Sabine Women
312(2)
Salome I
314(1)
Salome II
315(1)
Sappho of Lesbos
316(1)
Sarah (also Sarai)
317(2)
Servilia
319(2)
Sexuality
321(3)
Sibyls
324(1)
Sirens
325(2)
Sobeknofru
327(1)
Sophoniba
327(2)
Sosipatra
329(1)
Spartan Women
330(2)
Stone Age Art
332(2)
Stratonice I
334(1)
Sulpicia
335(2)
Susanna
337(4)
T
Tabitha
341(1)
Tarbo
342(1)
Terentia
343(2)
Teuta
345(1)
Thais
346(1)
Theano
347(1)
Thecla
348(2)
Thekla
350(1)
Tiy
351(2)
Tullia
353(1)
Turia
354(1)
Twosret
355(2)
V
Valeria
357(1)
Venus
358(1)
Verginia
359(1)
Vestal Virgins
360(2)
Veturia
362(3)
W
Work
365(4)
X
Xanthippe
369(2)
Z
Zenobia
371(1)
Zipporah
372(3)
Index 375(10)
About the Author 385

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