A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

eBook - 2012
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Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single VolumeReference/Humanities & Social Sciences

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
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
ISBN: 9781444354805
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 616 pages) : illustrations, maps.


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