A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

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A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents aninterdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection ofnewly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study ofwomen in the ancient world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collectionof readings to address the study of women in the ancient world
  • Explores a broad range of topics relating to women inantiquity, 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; HellenisticQueens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early WomenSaints; and many more
  • Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historicalthemes of continuity, development, and innovation
  • Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceivednotions relating to women in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholarsassociated with the study of women in antiquity
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About the author

Sharon L. James is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy (2003), and the forthcoming Women in Greek and Roman New Comedy.

Sheila Dillon is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University with a secondary appointment in the Department of Classical Studies. She is the author of Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture (2006), and The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (2010).
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John Wiley & Sons
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Feb 13, 2012
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History / Ancient / General
Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
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