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This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and c This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, as well as property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and pagan cults.


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This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and c This highly acclaimed collection provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women of all social classes-from wet nurses, prostitutes, and gladiatrixes to poets, musicians, intellectuals, priestesses, and housewives. The third edition adds new texts to sections throughout the book, vividly describing women's sentiments and circumstances through readings on love, bereavement, and friendship, as well as property rights, breast cancer, female circumcision, and women's roles in ancient religions, including Christianity and pagan cults.

30 review for Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sam Grace

    You wanna understand women in ancient Greece? Buy this book and Sue Blundell's Women in Ancient Greece. You wanna understand women in ancient Greece? Buy this book and Sue Blundell's Women in Ancient Greece.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Altrogge

    Good resource. Has lots of treasures and gems with lots of dry stuff too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Valerie

    This excellent collection of primary source material from women was eye opening about life and social customs in Greece and Rome.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Not like a "casual" read (you don't read it straight through) but soooooo helpful for anyone doing research in classics/gender studies

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tara Calaby

    This is an excellent sourcebook, focussing on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.

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