A companion to women in the ancient world / edited by Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon.

Contributor(s): James, Sharon L | Dillon, SheilaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell companions to the ancient worldPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 616 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444354805; 1444354809; 9781444355024; 1444355023; 9781444355000; 1444355007; 9781444355017; 1444355015; 9781118380635; 1118380630Subject(s): Women -- History -- To 500 | Civilization, Ancient | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Civilization, Ancient | Women | Vrouwen | Oudheid | Kvinnor -- historia -- antiken | Antiken -- kultur- och samhällsliv | To 500Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to women in the ancient world.DDC classification: 305.4093 LOC classification: HQ1127 | .C637 2012ebOther classification: 15.51 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
pt. 1. Women outside Athens and Rome. Case study i : mother Goddess in prehistory : debates and perspectives / Lauren Talalay -- Women in ancient Mesopotamia / Amy R. Gansell -- Hidden voices : unveiling women in ancient Egypt / Kasia Szpakowska -- Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean women : paths of feminist scholarship towards the Aegean Bronze Age / Marianna Nikolaidou -- Women in Homer / Cristiana Franco -- Etruscan women: towards a reappraisal / Vedia Izzet.
pt. 2. Archaic and classical periods. Case study ii : sex and the single girl : the Cologne fragment of Archilochus / Sharon L. James -- Woman, city, state : theories, ideologies, and concepts in the Archaic and Classical periods / Sharon L. James -- Women and law / Barbara Levick -- Women and medicine / Holt Parker -- Reading the bones : interpreting the skeletal evidence for women's lives in ancient Greece / Maria A. Liston -- Approaches to reading attic vases / Kathryn Topper -- Spartan girls and the Athenian gaze / Jenifer Neils -- Interpreting Women in archaic and classical Greek sculpture / A.A. Donohue -- Dress and adornment in archaic and classical Greece / Mireille M. Lee -- Women and religion in Greece / Eva Stehle -- Women and Roman religion / Lora L. Holland -- Women in Magna Graecia / Gillian Shepherd.
pt. 3. Women in a cosmopolitan world : the Hellenistic and late Republican periods. Case study iii : Hellenistic Tanagra figurines / Sheila Dillon -- Case study iv : domestic female slaves in Roman comedy / Sharon L. James -- Female patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods / Anne Bielman -- Women on Hellenistic Grave stela i: reading images and texts / Christina A. Salowey -- Female portraiture in the Hellenistic period / Sheila Dillon -- Women and family in Menander / Cheryl A. Cox -- Gender and space, "public" and "private" / Monika Trumper -- Oikos keeping : women and monarchy in the Macedonian tradition / Elizabeth D. Carney -- Women of Ptolemaic Egypt : the view from papyrology / Maryline Parca -- Jewish women : texts and contexts / Laura S. Lieber -- Women, education, and philosophy / Marguerite Deslauriers -- Perceptions of women's power in the late republic : Terentia, Fulvia, and the generation of 63 BCE / T. Corey Brennan.
pt. 4. Beginnings of empire. Case study v : Vergil's Dido / Sharon L. James -- Women in Augustan Rome / Judith P. Hallett -- Women in Augustan literature / Alison Keith -- Women on the Bay of Naples / Eve D'Ambra -- Early imperial female portraiture / Elizabeth Bartman -- Portraits, prestige, piety : images of women in Roman Egypt / Christina Riggs.
pt. 5. From empire to Christianity. Case study vi : female portraiture in Palmyra / Maura K. Heyn -- Women in imperial Roman literature / Rhiannon Ash -- Female portraiture and female patronage in the high imperial period / Rachel Meyers -- Women in Roman Britain / Lindsay Allason-Jones -- Public roles for women in the cities of the Latin west / Emily A. Hemelrijk -- Rari exempli femina : female virtues on Roman funerary inscriptions / Werner Riess -- Women in late antique Egypt / Jennifer Sheridan Moss -- Representations of women in late antiquity and early Byzantium / Ioli Kalavrezou -- Becoming Christian / Ross. S Kraemer.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-603) and indexes.

pt. 1. Women outside Athens and Rome. Case study i : mother Goddess in prehistory : debates and perspectives / Lauren Talalay -- Women in ancient Mesopotamia / Amy R. Gansell -- Hidden voices : unveiling women in ancient Egypt / Kasia Szpakowska -- Looking for Minoan and Mycenaean women : paths of feminist scholarship towards the Aegean Bronze Age / Marianna Nikolaidou -- Women in Homer / Cristiana Franco -- Etruscan women: towards a reappraisal / Vedia Izzet.

pt. 2. Archaic and classical periods. Case study ii : sex and the single girl : the Cologne fragment of Archilochus / Sharon L. James -- Woman, city, state : theories, ideologies, and concepts in the Archaic and Classical periods / Sharon L. James -- Women and law / Barbara Levick -- Women and medicine / Holt Parker -- Reading the bones : interpreting the skeletal evidence for women's lives in ancient Greece / Maria A. Liston -- Approaches to reading attic vases / Kathryn Topper -- Spartan girls and the Athenian gaze / Jenifer Neils -- Interpreting Women in archaic and classical Greek sculpture / A.A. Donohue -- Dress and adornment in archaic and classical Greece / Mireille M. Lee -- Women and religion in Greece / Eva Stehle -- Women and Roman religion / Lora L. Holland -- Women in Magna Graecia / Gillian Shepherd.

pt. 3. Women in a cosmopolitan world : the Hellenistic and late Republican periods. Case study iii : Hellenistic Tanagra figurines / Sheila Dillon -- Case study iv : domestic female slaves in Roman comedy / Sharon L. James -- Female patronage in the Greek Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods / Anne Bielman -- Women on Hellenistic Grave stela i: reading images and texts / Christina A. Salowey -- Female portraiture in the Hellenistic period / Sheila Dillon -- Women and family in Menander / Cheryl A. Cox -- Gender and space, "public" and "private" / Monika Trumper -- Oikos keeping : women and monarchy in the Macedonian tradition / Elizabeth D. Carney -- Women of Ptolemaic Egypt : the view from papyrology / Maryline Parca -- Jewish women : texts and contexts / Laura S. Lieber -- Women, education, and philosophy / Marguerite Deslauriers -- Perceptions of women's power in the late republic : Terentia, Fulvia, and the generation of 63 BCE / T. Corey Brennan.

pt. 4. Beginnings of empire. Case study v : Vergil's Dido / Sharon L. James -- Women in Augustan Rome / Judith P. Hallett -- Women in Augustan literature / Alison Keith -- Women on the Bay of Naples / Eve D'Ambra -- Early imperial female portraiture / Elizabeth Bartman -- Portraits, prestige, piety : images of women in Roman Egypt / Christina Riggs.

pt. 5. From empire to Christianity. Case study vi : female portraiture in Palmyra / Maura K. Heyn -- Women in imperial Roman literature / Rhiannon Ash -- Female portraiture and female patronage in the high imperial period / Rachel Meyers -- Women in Roman Britain / Lindsay Allason-Jones -- Public roles for women in the cities of the Latin west / Emily A. Hemelrijk -- Rari exempli femina : female virtues on Roman funerary inscriptions / Werner Riess -- Women in late antique Egypt / Jennifer Sheridan Moss -- Representations of women in late antiquity and early Byzantium / Ioli Kalavrezou -- Becoming Christian / Ross. S Kraemer.

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