A Companion to Women in the Ancient World


Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • James, SL; Dillon, S

Published Date

  • February 13, 2012

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781405192842

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781444355024

Citation Source

  • Scopus