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A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

ISBN/ASIN: 1405192844,9781405192842 | 2012 | English | pdf | 650/645 pages | 5.63 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Author: Sharon L. James, Sheila Dillon | Edition: 1

Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Awarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences
A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world.
The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient worldExplores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, 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; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many moreThematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovationReconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquityIncludes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

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