Women's Life In Greece And Rome: A Source Book In Translation by Mary R. LefkowitzWomen's Life In Greece And Rome: A Source Book In Translation by Mary R. Lefkowitz

Women's Life In Greece And Rome: A Source Book In Translation

byMary R. Lefkowitz, Maureen B. Fant

Paperback | June 23, 2016

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Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject.

Building on the third edition’s appendix of updates, the fourth adds many new and unusual texts and images, as well as such student-friendly features as a map and chapter overviews. Many notes and explanations have been revised with the non-classicist in mind.

Mary R. Lefkowitz is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Wellesley College. She is the author of Women in Greek Myth and Lives of the Greek Poets. Maureen B. Fant studied classics and archaeology at the University of Michigan and is now a writer and editor living in Rome, Italy.
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Title:Women's Life In Greece And Rome: A Source Book In TranslationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2016Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1421421135

ISBN - 13:9781421421131

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Resource Had to use this for a classics university class about Women in Antiquity. The book contains a variety of origin source material that covers a variety of topics and regions in the ancient world. A must-have for those studying the classics, especially with a focus on women. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-23

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