Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Life-styles by Gillian ClarkWomen in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Life-styles by Gillian Clark

Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Life-styles

byGillian Clark

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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Although there are many books on women in the ancient world, this is the first to explore in depth what life was like for women in the period of late antiquity (3rd to 6th centuries AD) once Christianity became the dominant religion. It is also unique in focusing on both pagan and Christianlifestyles. Dr Clark provides a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy, and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and ancient, somestill influential, theories about the nature of women. The author uses a wide range of source material - both Christian and non-Christian writings, art, and archaeology - to illustrate both what life was really like and the prevailing "discourses" of the ancient world.
Amongst Gillian Clark's published work is: Women in the Ancient World: Greece and Rome New Surveys in the Classics 21 (Clarendon Press for Classical Association, 1989), and Augustine; The Confessions (Landmark Series, CUP, 1992). She is the translator, with notes and introduction of Iamblichus: On the Pythagorean Life (Translated Texts...
Title:Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Life-stylesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198721668

ISBN - 13:9780198721666

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`A. combines legal with other literary material to provide a clear and sensitive exposition of a subject perhaps more difficult than he makes it appear. This is an accessible and attractive treatment of a subject not easy to communicate to the non-lawyer.'Jill Harries, St Salvator's College, St Andrews, Journal of Roman Studies