Women In Ancient Greece And Rome by Michael MasseyWomen In Ancient Greece And Rome by Michael Massey

Women In Ancient Greece And Rome

byMichael Massey

Paperback | November 25, 1988

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Michael Massey's thorough and provocative account is an ideal resource book for students following courses in classical studies and classical civilization. It draws on a wide range of contemporary quotations and is well illustrated with examples of original painting and sculpture. The book is divided into two sections--on Greece and on Rome--with material organized under thematic headings, ranging from religion to exploitation, entertainment to employment.
Title:Women In Ancient Greece And RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:November 25, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521318076

ISBN - 13:9780521318075

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 14


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Greece: 1. The status of women; 2. Daughters; 3. Wives; 4. Mothers; 5. Nurses; 6. Slaves; 7. Public life; 8. Employment; 9. Entertainment; 10. Religion; 11. Women in Sparta; 12. Image and reality; 13. Homer; 14. Drama; 15. Vase painting; Part II. Rome: 16. Introduction; 17. Daughters; 18. Wives; 19. Mothers; 20. Lovers, prostitutes and concubines; 21. Imperial wives, mothers and daughters; 22. Religion; 23. Mystery religions and foreign cults; 24. Exploitation; 25. Image and reality; 26. Plautus; 27. Catullus; 28. Virgil; 29. Women in art.

Editorial Reviews

"...the book could help secondary schools incorporate gender considerations into the study of antiquity. It might even initiate some interesting then-and-now discussions." Fred Mench, Classical World