New PDF release: Women's History and Ancient History

By Sarah B. Pomeroy

ISBN-10: 0807819492

ISBN-13: 9780807819494

ISBN-10: 0807843105

ISBN-13: 9780807843109

This selection of essays explores the lives and roles of girls in antiquity. A habitual subject matter is the connection among deepest and public, and lots of of the essays locate that women's public roles boost because of their inner most lives, in particular their relations relationships.

Essays on Hellenistic queens and Spartan and Roman girls rfile how girls exerted political power--usually, yet no longer continuously, via their courting to male leaders--and exhibit how political upheaval created possibilities for them to workout powers formerly reserved for males. Essays at the writings of Sappho and Nossis concentrate on the interplay among women's private and non-private discourses. the gathering additionally contains dialogue of Athenian and Roman marriage and the intrusion of the kingdom into the sexual lives of Greek, Roman, and Jewish ladies in addition to an research of medical opinion approximately girl physiology.

The participants are Sarah B. Pomeroy, Jane McIntosh Snyder, Marilyn M. Skinner, Cynthia B. Patterson, Ann Ellis Hanson, Lesley Dean-Jones, Natalie Boymel Kampen, Mary Taliaferro Boatwright, and Shaye J.D. Cohen.

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