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Women's Life in Greece and Rome

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Maureen B. Fant, Mary R. Lefkowitz

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Women's Life in Greece and Rome

A Source Book in Translation

Maureen B. Fant, Mary R. Lefkowitz

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This highly acclaimed collection, the first sourcebook on ancient women and now in its fourth edition, provides a unique look into 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. The brand new design of the fourth edition integrates the third edition's appendix and 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. Its readings cover women's legal status, domestic conditions, health issues, and relations with other people. The emphasis throughout is not so much on what ancient writers thought about women, as on what women actually did, both within the home and outside it, from their intellectual achievements, benefactions, and religious roles, to humble jobs and acts of physical and moral courage.

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Year
2016
ISBN
9781472578495
Topic
History
Edition
1
INDEX 
OF 
WOMEN 
AND 
GODDESSES 
447
U
Umbria 
Matronica, 
390 
Ummidia 
Quadratilla, 
286, 
299 
note 
45 
Urania, 
360 
Urbana, 
31, 
294, 
296 
V
Valeria 
Citharis, 
376 
Valeria 
Donata, 
376 
Valeria 
Iucunda, 
189 
Valeria 
Maxima, 
291 
Valeria, 
291 
Venuleia 
Sosis, 
339 
Venus, 
12, 
45, 
48, 
279. 
See 
also
Aphrodite 
Vera, 
367, 
379 
Verenia, 
370 
Vesta, 
370‚Äď3¬†
Vestal 
Virgins, 
50, 
120, 
124, 
155 
note 
4, 
171, 
209, 
288, 
370‚Äď4,¬†
390, 
420 
notes 
38, 
46, 
50 
Vestiana, 
413 
Vianthemis, 
365 
Vibia 
Calybenis, 
277 
Vibia 
Chresta, 
277 
Vibia 
Sabina 
(wife 
of 
Hadrian), 
13, 
188 
(Ô¨Āg.)¬†
Vibia, 
wife 
of 
Caelius, 
206, 
258 
Viccentia, 
288 
Vistilia, 
275‚Äď6¬†
Volusia 
Cornelia, 
193 
X
Xanthippe, 
280 
Xenariste, 
82 
Xenoclea, 
255 
Z
Zeuxo 
of 
Argos, 
196 
Zeuxo 
of 
Cyrene, 
196 
Zoe, 
154 
Zoilous, 
348 
448 

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APA 6 Citation
Fant, M., & Lefkowitz, M. (2016). Women’s Life in Greece and Rome (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/395008/womens-life-in-greece-and-rome-a-source-book-in-translation-pdf (Original work published 2016)
Chicago Citation
Fant, Maureen, and Mary Lefkowitz. (2016) 2016. Women’s Life in Greece and Rome. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/395008/womens-life-in-greece-and-rome-a-source-book-in-translation-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Fant, M. and Lefkowitz, M. (2016) Women’s Life in Greece and Rome. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/395008/womens-life-in-greece-and-rome-a-source-book-in-translation-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Fant, Maureen, and Mary Lefkowitz. Women’s Life in Greece and Rome. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.