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Women in the Classical World: Image and Text Free download î 104 ✓ Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiuity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century BCE grave praises the virtues of MnesRiod beginning in the eighth century BCE Both the art and the literature highlight women's creativity sexuality and coming of age marriage and childrearing religious and public roles and other themes Fascinating chapters report on the wild behavior of Spartan and Etruscan women and the mythical s; the changing views of the female body presented in male authored gynecological treatises; the new woman represented by the love poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age; and the traces of upper and lower class life in Pompeii miraculously preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE Provocative and surprising Women in the Classical World is a masterly foray into the past and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome. Had to read this for sources to do with school and it was relatively helpful in conveying how the Spartan women were portrayed in Ancient Greek Which is my focus on the assignmentSo it was very helpful and interesting

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Lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome exploring the lives of slaves and prostitutes Athenian housewives and Rome's imperial family The first book on classical women to give eual weight to written texts and artistic representations it brings together a great wealth of materials poetry vase painting legislation medical treatises architecture religious and funerary art women's ornaments historical epics political speeches even ancient coins to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time Written by leading experts in the fields of ancient history and art history women's studies and Greek and Roman literature the book's chronological arrangement allows the changing roles of women to unfold over a thousand year pe. I read selections from this for a class on women in the ancient world so I didn't actually read it cover to cover It has good info easy to read lots of references Some portions had minimal info so outside research is still needed if you're looking for something specific

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Women in the Classical World Image and TextInformation about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiuity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century BCE grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning their husbands but was it accidental food poisoning or disease or something sinister Apart from the legends of Cleopatra Dido and Lucretia and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns the evidence about the lives of women of the classical world visual archaeological and written has remained uncollected and uninterpreted Now the lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched Women in the Classical World. Archaic Greece classical Greece the Hellenistic world including Egypt where the papyri survive better than records elsewhere a little on Etruscans republican Rome imperial Rome a fair amount of groundAnd not evenly treated for the simple reason that information for some eras is sparser than for others In archaic Greece we have the statuary some poetry a few inscription pottery showing them in mourning classical Greece has for instance all the philosophers and physicians propounding different theories of women's bodies and the plays that show women in action Andromache for instance chiding Hesione Helen's daughter and married to Andromache's owner about her jealousy and recounting how she had nursed Hector's bastards at her own breast rather than do him injury The Spartan women vs Athenian The way that vases depicting weddings do not show bearded men in their late twenties marrying girls in their mid teens but beardless youths of 19 or 20 with a maiden the same age The way it was regarded as shocking for a woman to come to the doorway of her house to ask for news Well a wife It also goes into the disreputable women of that eraThere was less of wives in the inner court in the Hellenistic period Their greater religious dedications and the women poets of the eraAnd then back a bit in time for what is known of Roman women and Etruscans even before it And then onward through the women of republican Rome and the legendary women Such Lucretia and Verginia whose stories were told of radical political changes The temples dedicated to female Virtue in both the patrician and plebeian form the plebeian one being founded by a woman whose patrician birth did not let her into the patrician one when she married a plebeian The claim that plebeians were admitted to the office of consul because the wife of a plebeian resented that her sister's patrician husband had this honor The notorious decline of morals with the times of upheaval near the end of the republic; Cicero received a letter of condolence on his daughter's life reminding him that she had enjoyed just about everything life had to offer and then escaped the chaos of the times Writings that seem to indicate that both men and women were avoiding having children because of the civil war having soldiers for Rome indeed when it meant fighting in such battles Through Octavia unable to bring peace between her brother and Mark Anthony and living out her widowhood raising all his children including those by CleopatraMore in the imperial era from the imperial women whose fertility was used symbolically to represent the prosperity of the Empire to the freedwomen whose tombs often showed them clasping hands with their husbands a symbol of marriage and so of their freedom since slaves could not marry How Augustus tried to promote the birth rate by allowing women to legally emancipated by having three living children four if a freedwoman and how little it worked Childbirth was too risky and infant mortality too highLots of stuff