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Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic TitleAwarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social SciencesA 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 antiquityContent: Chapter 1 Women in Ancient Mesopotamia (pages 11–24): Amy R. GansellChapter 2 Hidden Voices: Unveiling Women in Ancient Egypt (pages 25–37): Kasia SzpakowskaChapter 3 Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean Women: Paths of Feminist Scholarship Towards the Aegean Bronze Age (pages 38–53): Marianna NikolaidouChapter 4 Women in Homer (pages 54–65): Cristiana FrancoChapter 5 Etruscan Women: Towards a Reappraisal (pages 66–77): Vedia IzzetChapter 6 Woman, City, State: Theories, Ideologies, and Concepts in the Archaic and Classical Periods (pages 84–95): Madeleine M. Henry and Sharon L. JamesChapter 7 Women and Law (pages 96–106): Barbara LevickChapter 8 Women and Medicine (pages 107–124): Holt ParkerChapter 9 Reading the Bones: Interpreting the Skeletal Evidence for Women's Lives in Ancient Greece (pages 125–140): Maria A. ListonChapter 10 Approaches to Reading Attic Vases (pages 141–152): Kathryn TopperChapter 11 Spartan Girls and the Athenian Gaze (pages 153–166): Jenifer NeilsChapter 12 Interpreting Women in Archaic and Classical Greek Sculpture (pages 167–178): A. A. DonohueChapter 13 Dress and Adornment in Archaic and Classical Greece (pages 179–190): Mireille M. LeeChapter 14 Women and Religion in Greece (pages 191–203): Eva StehleChapter 15 Women and Roman Religion (pages 204–214): Lora L. HollandChapter 16 Women in Magna Graecia (pages 215–228): Gillian ShepherdChapter 17 Female Patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman Republican Periods (pages 238–248): Anne BielmanChapter 18 Women on Hellenistic Grave Stelai: Reading Images and Texts (pages 249–262): Christina A. SaloweyChapter 19 Female Portraiture in the Hellenistic Period (pages 263–277): Sheila DillonChapter 20 Women and Family in Menander (pages 278–287): Cheryl A. CoxChapter 21 Gender and Space, “Public” and “Private” (pages 288–303): Monika TrumperChapter 22 Oikos Keeping: Women and Monarchy in the Macedonian Tradition (pages 304–315): Elizabeth D. CarneyChapter 23 The Women of Ptolemaic Egypt: The View from Papyrology (pages 316–328): Maryline ParcaChapter 24 Jewish Women: Texts and Contexts (pages 329–342): Laura S. LieberChapter 25 Women, Education, and Philosophy (pages 343–353): Marguerite DeslauriersChapter 26 Perceptions of Women's Power in the Late Republic: Terentia, Fulvia, and the Generation of 63 BCE (pages 354–366): T. Corey BrennanChapter 27 Women in Augustan Rome (pages 372–384): Judith P. HallettChapter 28 Women in Augustan Literature (pages 385–399): Alison KeithChapter 29 Women on the Bay of Naples (pages 400–413): Eve D'AmbraChapter 30 Early Imperial Female Portraiture (pages 414–422): Elizabeth BartmanChapter 31 Portraits, Prestige, Piety: Images of Women in Roman Egypt (pages 423–436): Christina RiggsChapter 32 Women in Imperial Roman Literature (pages 442–452): Rhiannon AshChapter 33 Female Portraiture and Female Patronage in the High Imperial Period (pages 453–466): Rachel MeyersChapter 34 Women in Roman Britain (pages 467–477): Lindsay Allason?JonesChapter 35 Public Roles for Women in the Cities of the Latin West (pages 478–490): Emily A. HemelrijkChapter 36 Rari exempli femina: Female Virtues on Roman Funerary Inscriptions (pages 491–501): Werner RiessChapter 37 Women in Late Antique Egypt (pages 502–512): Jennifer Sheridan MossChapter 38 Representations of Women in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium (pages 513–523): Ioli KalavrezouChapter 39 Becoming Christian (pages 524–538): Ross S. Kraemer
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