This collection of essays explores the lives and roles of women in antiquity. A recurring theme is the relationship between private and public, and many of the essays find that women's public roles develop as a result of their private lives, specifically their family relationships.
Essays on Hellenistic queens and Spartan and Roman women document how women exerted political power--usually, but not always, through their relationship to male leaders--and show how political upheaval created opportunities for them to exercise powers previously reserved for men. Essays on the writings of Sappho and Nossis focus on the interaction between women's public and private discourses. The collection also includes discussion of Athenian and Roman marriage and the intrusion of the state into the sexual lives of Greek, Roman, and Jewish women as well as an investigation of scientific opinion about female physiology.
The contributors 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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"This well-chosen group of studies is to be warmly welcomed. . . . Based firmly and critically on the ancient evidence, these papers are as illuminating as they are objective. The cooperation of writers on related themes has proved particularly fruitful, contributing to an integrated volume that can be compared with the best current work on the ancient world."--Elaine Fantham, Princeton University
Sarah B. Pomeroy is professor of clasics at Hunter College and the Graduate School, City University of New York.
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Descrizione libro University of North Carolina Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0807819492
Descrizione libro The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0807819492 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1321983
Descrizione libro The University of North Caroli, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110807819492