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Title Women in antiquity : new assessments / edited by Richard Hawley and Barbara Levick.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.

Subject Women -- History -- To 500 -- Historiography -- Congresses.
Women -- Greece -- Historiography -- Congresses.
Women -- Rome -- Historiography -- Congresses.
Civilization, Classical -- Historiography -- Congresses.
Women -- history.
Gynecology -- history.
Women History
Roman Empire
Alt Name Hawley, Richard, 1963-
Levick, Barbara.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 271 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-264) and index.
Contents From 'daily life' to 'demography' / Beryl Rawson -- Ideology and 'the status of women' in ancient Greece / Marilyn A. Katz -- Approaching women through myth : vital tool or self-delusion? / Ken Dowden -- Signifying difference : the myth of Pandora / Froma I. Zeitlin -- The cults of Demeter and Kore / Lucia Nixon -- Women's ritual and men's work in ancient Athens / Lin Foxholl -- Women's identity and the family in the classical polis / Sarah B. Pomeroy -- Some Pythagorean female virtues / Voula Lambropoulou -- Self-help, self-knowledge : in search of the patient in Hippocratic gynaecology / Helen King -- Women who suffer from a man's disease : the example of satyriasis and the debate on affections specific to the sexes / Danielle Gourevitch -- Re-reading (Vestal) virginity / Mary Beard -- Male power and legitimacy through women : the domus Augusta under the Julio-Claudians / Mireille Corbier -- Women and elections in Pompeii / Lisa Savunen -- A women's voice -- Laronia's role in Juvenal Satire 2 / S.H. Braund -- Aemilia Pudentilla : or the wealthy widow's choice / Elaine Fattham -- Female sancity in the Greek calendar : the Synaxarion of Constaninople / Anna Wilson.
Summary The study of gender in classical antiquity has undergone rapid and wide-ranging development in the past two decades. This collection of new 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 cult, 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 Assessments reflects 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203428552 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203428559 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780415113694 (pbk.)
0415113695 (pbk.)
0585453233 (electronic bk.)
9780585453231 (electronic bk.)
0415113695 (pbk.)
OCLC # 567889433
Additional Format Print version: Women in antiquity. London ; New York : Routledge, 1995 (DLC) 95003491