A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
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Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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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 world
- Explores 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 more
- Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation
- Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity
- Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
- File Size: 6967 KB
- Print Length: 650 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 13, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0079QJ64Y
- ISBN: 1405192844